'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 Thu, Apr. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man on Fire (2004)$1,415,546-1%2,9802978$475$29,285,2661Fox
213 Going on 30$921,115-2%3,438--$268$25,182,3881Sony / Columbia
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$804,814-6%3,073102$262$46,804,5532Miramax
4The Punisher$450,179-7%2,6490$170$26,249,3202Lionsgate
5Hellboy$202,680-1%2,218-679$91$55,662,2004Sony / Columbia
6The Passion of the Christ$201,422-2%2,269-579$89$365,280,1909Newmarket
7Home on the Range$188,6517%2,481-254$76$43,288,3634Disney
8The Alamo (2004)$176,22015%2,039-570$86$20,373,8993Disney
9Walking Tall$168,1701%2,201-243$76$41,241,0154MGM
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$134,793-3%2,420-390$56$77,389,7155Warner Bros.