'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 Thu, Dec. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,844,378-5%3,8580$478$209,390,1212Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$1,113,376-3%3,13822$355$58,767,0632Fox
3Just Friends$557,5765%2,5050$223$15,515,4901New Line
4Rent$525,8463%2,4330$216$19,302,7181Sony / Columbia
5Pride & Prejudice (2005)$505,3672%1,299117$389$18,018,7593Focus
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$422,6181%3,2060$132$26,164,3321Paramount
7Chicken Little$312,5336%3,4750$90$119,711,9794Disney
8Derailed$266,491-1%2,061-386$129$30,410,7273The Weinstein Company
9The Ice Harvest$224,134-4%1,550119$145$6,027,6401Focus