'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 Wed, Jul. 7 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 7 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$10,034,170-16%4,1520$2,417$202,118,6271Sony / Columbia
2King Arthur (2004)$4,818,385--3,003--$1,605$4,818,3850Disney
3Fahrenheit 9/11$2,609,427-10%1,725541$1,513$66,625,4172Lionsgate
4The Notebook (2004)$1,593,251-6%2,32320$686$34,959,0902New Line
5DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,476,636-9%2,953-67$500$90,716,9153Fox
6White Chicks$1,278,347-14%2,80074$457$49,425,5422Sony / Columbia
7Shrek 2$1,124,6501%2,609-328$431$412,933,8877DreamWorks
8The Terminal$977,308-11%2,782-132$351$59,286,2913DreamWorks
9Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$950,765-12%2,725-279$349$227,761,3785Warner Bros.