'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 Sun, May. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mean Girls$5,700,308-44%2,839--$2,008$24,432,3711Paramount
2Man on Fire (2004)$4,076,008-39%2,9866$1,365$44,298,1842Fox
313 Going on 30$2,434,148-42%3,45315$705$35,058,4072Sony / Columbia
4Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,815,694-26%2,674-399$679$52,665,5793Miramax
6Laws of Attraction$1,578,852-46%2,449--$645$6,731,2131New Line
8The Punisher$1,039,907-31%2,267-382$459$29,751,0593Lionsgate
9Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$847,367-19%1,915-505$442$79,680,2786Warner Bros.
10Home on the Range$830,629-21%2,010-471$413$45,594,9755Disney