'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Jul. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$5,767,905-57%4,16614$1,385$262,203,1192Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$4,287,092-47%3,091--$1,387$32,704,3631DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$1,966,283-56%3,086--$637$25,590,1371Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$1,711,566-50%2,011286$851$81,848,3973Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,188,338-39%2,288-35$519$44,280,4173New Line
6DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$905,176-44%2,444-509$370$98,773,6934Fox
7White Chicks$817,191-54%2,201-599$371$57,729,8213Sony / Columbia
8Shrek 2$760,270-43%2,142-467$355$419,284,3418DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$688,962-48%2,002-723$344$233,490,2166Warner Bros.