'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, Dec. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$12,066,514--3,518--$3,430$12,066,5140Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$3,777,239-10%3,622--$1,043$42,478,5201Paramount
3The Polar Express$2,528,9613%2,702-555$936$130,448,5976Warner Bros.
4Ocean's Twelve$1,924,349-31%3,2900$585$75,933,8302Warner Bros.
5National Treasure$934,392-16%2,478-725$377$135,807,1135Disney
6Christmas with the Kranks$933,056-20%2,555-739$365$65,030,9144Sony / Columbia
7Spanglish$895,931-35%2,438--$367$12,458,4801Sony / Columbia
8Blade: Trinity$709,051-30%2,9120$243$38,341,7092New Line
9The Incredibles$683,439-13%1,732-924$395$239,138,8727Disney
10Flight of the Phoenix$583,519-25%2,604--$224$7,119,1281Fox