'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 Wed, Jun. 15 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$15,068,785--3,718--$4,053$15,068,7850Warner Bros.
2Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$4,553,031-15%3,424--$1,330$66,421,3761Fox
4Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,351,311-15%3,322-328$407$336,733,2324Fox
5The Longest Yard (2005)$1,253,923-10%3,65420$343$122,647,9573Paramount
6The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$1,200,1335%2,655--$452$16,149,1691Miramax / Dimension
7Cinderella Man$845,256-17%2,8208$300$37,519,0232Universal
8The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$807,499-8%2,333-250$346$26,201,6692Warner Bros.
9The Honeymooners$303,251-13%1,912--$159$6,623,3051Paramount
10Monster-in-Law$266,125-7%1,949-1076$137$77,304,7745New Line