'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 Sat, Aug. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Exorcist: The Beginning$6,334,204-10%2,803--$2,260$13,357,0621Warner Bros.
2The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$5,540,69536%3,49018$1,588$57,776,3792Disney
3Without a Paddle$5,296,35512%2,730--$1,940$10,039,2991Paramount
4Alien Vs. Predator$5,066,18129%3,4016$1,490$59,543,6522Fox
6Open Water$4,452,30715%2,7092654$1,644$10,891,8111Lionsgate
7The Bourne Supremacy$2,886,00351%2,532-444$1,140$148,718,5655Universal
8The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$1,818,95459%1,920-692$947$53,493,6824Paramount
9The Village$1,622,61641%2,249-893$721$106,098,5224Disney
10Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$1,427,41380%2,4110$592$14,494,1412Warner Bros.