'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 Tue, Jul. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$7,768,205-9%3,770--$2,061$72,480,0491Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$5,388,446-7%2,925--$1,842$45,086,4821New Line
3Fantastic Four (2005)$2,572,253-7%3,61917$711$105,537,5112Fox
4War of the Worlds$1,814,109-5%3,724-186$487$196,156,0783Paramount
5Batman Begins$836,3711%2,810-534$298$184,808,1315Warner Bros.
6Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$691,3885%2,370-411$292$169,627,3966Fox
7Herbie: Fully Loaded$602,5949%2,481-521$243$57,122,0214Disney
8Dark Water$600,589-4%2,6570$226$20,110,3332Disney
9Bewitched$406,5937%2,290-724$178$57,812,1724Sony / Columbia