'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 Sun, Dec. 26 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 26 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$19,419,451-1%3,518--$5,520$70,518,6111Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,498,06228%3,6233$1,518$59,411,0222Paramount
3Fat Albert$4,471,165-19%2,674--$1,672$10,022,0271Fox
4The Aviator (2004)$4,240,4480%1,7961756$2,361$9,988,0711Miramax
5Ocean's Twelve$3,558,7346%3,2900$1,082$86,603,1353Warner Bros.
6Darkness$2,865,122-13%1,700--$1,685$6,164,0521Miramax / Dimension
7The Polar Express$2,332,92442%2,618-250$891$140,244,7927Warner Bros.
8The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$2,117,235-12%1,1051103$1,916$4,954,3943Disney
9Spanglish$2,095,85911%2,4413$859$18,184,5262Sony / Columbia
10National Treasure$1,653,39816%2,201-571$751$141,066,1456Disney