'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 Fri, Aug. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Brothers$6,980,956--2,533--$2,756$6,980,9561Paramount
2The Skeleton Key$5,957,039--2,771--$2,150$5,957,0391Universal
3The Dukes of Hazzard$4,394,37258%3,7850$1,161$48,842,9672Warner Bros.
4Wedding Crashers$3,496,73378%3,13125$1,117$155,535,1205New Line
5Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$3,480,727--3,127--$1,113$3,480,7271Sony / Columbia
6Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$2,154,60435%3,304-398$652$178,683,0005Warner Bros.
7Sky High$1,893,51657%2,807-105$675$39,084,0113Disney
8March of the Penguins$1,804,73464%2,063196$875$32,678,0578Warner Independent
9Must Love Dogs$1,421,16353%2,420-85$587$31,453,6293Warner Bros.
10Stealth$641,347-7%2,040-1455$314$28,160,7743Sony / Columbia