'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, Nov. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$5,647,24160%3,243--$1,741$47,302,8851Disney
2The Incredibles$4,440,29099%3,453-480$1,286$185,928,3643Disney
3Alexander$3,995,959--2,445--$1,634$3,995,9590Warner Bros.
4The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$3,466,006103%3,307--$1,048$38,726,9941Paramount
5Christmas with the Kranks$3,430,006--3,119--$1,100$3,430,0060Sony / Columbia
6The Polar Express$3,389,84268%3,6500$929$58,399,7352Warner Bros.
7Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$1,111,5684%2,4691939$450$24,535,0392Universal
8After the Sunset$504,553-2%2,309-510$219$20,520,5122New Line
10The Grudge$377,87510%1,652-1164$229$105,396,9625Sony / Columbia