'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 Mon, Aug. 22 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 22 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$3,015,631-53%2,845--$1,060$24,437,7911Universal
2Red Eye$1,723,083-58%3,079--$560$17,890,9181DreamWorks
3Four Brothers$1,261,799-67%2,649116$476$44,379,5252Paramount
4Wedding Crashers$980,088-55%2,920-211$336$178,641,8316New Line
5The Skeleton Key$818,978-62%2,7743$295$31,266,0562Universal
6March of the Penguins$701,269-65%2,10239$334$49,144,2039Warner Independent
7The Dukes of Hazzard$623,872-61%3,404-381$183$69,694,9823Warner Bros.
9Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$581,596-56%2,575-729$226$193,219,3976Warner Bros.
10Sky High$455,869-60%2,145-662$213$51,320,5624Disney