'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. 11 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 11 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$832,854-5%3,514-339$237$250,358,4885Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$676,032-6%3,182126$212$83,186,3243Sony / Columbia
4King Kong (2005)$660,472-10%3,482-145$190$194,821,3194Universal
6Memoirs of a Geisha$594,515-3%1,58942$374$41,603,8403Sony / Columbia
7Rumor Has It$440,3490%2,766-49$159$36,477,9873Warner Bros.
8The Family Stone$351,450-2%2,085-379$169$54,204,9004Fox
10Cheaper by the Dozen 2$313,194-9%3,108-103$101$67,540,9593Fox