'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 Sat, Oct. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw II$11,061,406-9%2,949--$3,751$23,172,8001Lionsgate
2The Legend of Zorro$6,589,90323%3,520--$1,872$11,935,4331Sony / Columbia
3Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$2,701,87149%2,491484$1,085$15,755,0492DreamWorks
5Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$1,931,14366%2,935-537$658$48,492,3334DreamWorks
6The Weather Man$1,796,22029%1,510--$1,190$3,193,7671Paramount
8North Country$1,558,94942%2,5550$610$11,210,0462Warner Bros.
9The Fog (2005)$1,436,45038%2,587-385$555$24,681,8493Sony / Columbia