'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 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