'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, May. 13 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 13 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Van Helsing$2,556,322-11%3,575--$715$64,368,1271Universal
2Mean Girls$768,1245%2,972133$258$45,220,5702Paramount
3Man on Fire (2004)$636,388-6%2,846-140$224$59,071,6863Fox
413 Going on 30$387,7084%3,158-295$123$44,412,5163Sony / Columbia
5Kill Bill Vol. 2$328,075-7%1,952-722$168$59,225,5744Miramax
6Laws of Attraction$302,292-2%2,4490$123$13,300,0712New Line
8New York Minute$242,0120%3,006--$81$6,968,4821Warner Bros.
10The Punisher$130,1830%1,435-832$91$32,620,9544Lionsgate