'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, Mar. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pacifier$8,373,568-38%3,131--$2,674$30,552,3411Disney
2Be Cool$5,650,337-41%3,216--$1,757$23,450,6311MGM
3Hitch$2,767,063-51%3,438-133$805$138,005,0824Sony / Columbia
4Diary of a Mad Black Woman$2,686,685-49%1,703220$1,578$37,077,4392Lionsgate
5Million Dollar Baby$2,011,176-48%2,350225$856$76,609,93212Warner Bros.
6Constantine$1,707,260-36%2,758-248$619$60,654,1613Warner Bros.
7Cursed$876,146-49%2,8050$312$15,284,9282Miramax / Dimension
8Because of Winn-Dixie$867,973-42%2,506-682$346$26,778,4073Fox
9Man of the House (2005)$813,525-49%2,4220$336$13,981,1852Sony / Columbia
10The Jacket$716,545-34%1,331--$538$2,723,8501Warner Independent