'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 Mon, May. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monster-in-Law$1,784,210-69%3,424--$521$24,891,0701New Line
2Kicking & Screaming$1,019,756-81%3,455--$295$21,181,2151Universal
4Kingdom of Heaven$812,490-70%3,2193$252$35,908,7352Fox
5Crash (2005)$690,409-65%1,87612$368$20,306,0732Lionsgate
6House of Wax (2005)$516,768-69%3,1110$166$22,464,8112Warner Bros.
7The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$407,574-72%2,770-363$147$43,925,0923Disney
8The Interpreter$364,044-67%2,602-212$140$61,526,6734Universal
9Mindhunters$201,365-63%1,040--$194$2,113,8971Dimension Films
10The Amityville Horror (2005)$150,678-61%1,434-1044$105$63,234,5905MGM