'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 Tue, Sep. 14 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 14 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Apocalypse$1,337,399-14%3,284--$407$25,922,1641Sony / Screen Gems
2Cellular$686,8762%2,749--$250$11,460,4031New Line
3Hero (2002)$384,721-2%2,17583$177$42,435,2463Miramax
4Without a Paddle$267,8994%2,754-2$97$46,045,1154Paramount
7Vanity Fair$231,67012%1,0543$220$11,538,5292Focus
8Wicker Park$195,6775%2,5980$75$10,816,8072MGM
9The Bourne Supremacy$186,1288%1,494-223$125$168,206,1718Universal
10Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$144,881-5%2,544-361$57$27,876,8983Sony / Screen Gems