'The Martian' Takes $3.74 Million In First Place on Wednesday; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Adds $1.24 MillionOctober 08, 2015 07:50 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Fox reports The Martian added $3.74 million as it easily retained first place on Wednesday. That gives it a six-day domestic total of $67.9 million, putting it 8 percent behind where Gravity stood at the same point and 4 percent ahead of Interstellar.

In second place, Hotel Transylvania 2 eased 37 percent from last Wednesday to $1.24 million yesterday. With $95.2 million in the bank through 13 days of play, the sequel is pacing 14 percent ahead of its predecessor.

The Intern claimed third place yesterday with $0.99 million, down just 42 percent from last week. With $39.9 million earned through 13 days, the Nancy Meyers film continues to enjoy strong holding power thanks to positive word of mouth.

Sicario took fourth place on Wednesday with $0.92 million, up 373 percent from last week when the film was still in limited release. The strongly reviewed thriller has earned $18.4 million domestically thus far.

Filling out the top five, Black Mass was off 59 percent from last Wednesday to $0.46 million yesterday. The film's domestic total now stands at $54 million.

Meanwhile, The Walk added $165,371 million in IMAX release yesterday, down 31 percent from its first day last week. The well-reviewed Robert Zemeckis film has earned $2.54 million through eight days and expands nationwide on Friday.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Apr. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy$8,622,316--3,028--$2,848$8,622,3161Sony / Columbia
2Walking Tall$5,334,907--2,836--$1,881$5,334,9071MGM
3Home on the Range$3,964,127--3,047--$1,301$3,964,1271Disney
4Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$3,579,542181%3,3120$1,081$38,539,8092Warner Bros.
5The Prince and Me$3,347,820--2,682--$1,248$3,347,8201Paramount
6The Passion of the Christ$2,504,85496%3,408194$735$322,758,9696Newmarket
7The Ladykillers$2,186,636154%1,5874$1,378$18,581,8322Disney
8Jersey Girl$1,742,901202%1,821301$957$12,447,9712Miramax
9Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,437,317113%2,357-391$610$48,610,2013Universal
10Taking Lives$1,097,146104%2,010-695$546$25,078,2273Warner Bros.