'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 Sat, Jan. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$18,271,34351%3,5246$5,185$151,131,8972Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,722,24621%3,6230$1,579$90,478,2703Paramount
3Fat Albert$4,438,17046%2,74470$1,617$30,619,1922Fox
4The Aviator (2004)$4,432,07713%1,7960$2,468$28,526,7882Miramax
5Ocean's Twelve$4,004,57041%3,2900$1,217$104,424,7434Warner Bros.
6National Treasure$2,726,94315%2,28281$1,195$152,851,4047Disney
7Spanglish$2,705,88662%2,48948$1,087$29,193,5163Sony / Columbia
8Darkness$2,407,316179%1,71818$1,401$15,282,7042Miramax / Dimension
9The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$2,067,463109%1,1050$1,871$13,427,9844Disney
10The Polar Express$1,897,983-10%2,513-105$755$153,531,6208Warner Bros.