'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 Thu, Dec. 23 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 23 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$12,330,1912%3,518--$3,505$24,396,7050Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$4,321,86814%3,622--$1,193$46,800,3881Paramount
3The Polar Express$3,268,18729%2,702-555$1,210$133,716,7846Warner Bros.
4Ocean's Twelve$2,267,80018%3,2900$689$78,201,6302Warner Bros.
5National Treasure$1,294,05938%2,478-725$522$137,101,1725Disney
6Christmas with the Kranks$1,217,56430%2,555-739$477$66,248,4784Sony / Columbia
7Spanglish$1,082,89721%2,438--$444$13,541,3771Sony / Columbia
8The Incredibles$874,93128%1,732-924$505$240,013,8037Disney
9Blade: Trinity$812,61615%2,9120$279$39,154,3252New Line
10Flight of the Phoenix$693,56619%2,604--$266$7,812,6941Fox