'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 Wed, Jan. 4 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$1,900,295-26%3,8530$493$230,183,7034Disney
2King Kong (2005)$1,614,401-29%3,62751$445$178,441,8603Universal
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$1,321,841-25%3,0560$433$67,685,0712Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$1,012,625-31%3,21136$315$57,165,2432Fox
5Memoirs of a Geisha$976,251-10%1,5470$631$32,694,3472Sony / Columbia
6Rumor Has It$817,342-15%2,8150$290$28,648,7942Warner Bros.
7The Family Stone$687,821-17%2,464-5$279$47,847,1793Fox
8The Ringer$519,793-33%1,85324$281$22,951,5012Fox Searchlight
9Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$470,955-27%2,316-108$203$278,201,0037Warner Bros.
10Wolf Creek$316,467-26%1,76112$180$13,902,6812Weinstein / Dimension