'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, Feb. 1 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 1 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Momma's House 2$964,565-10%3,261--$296$31,059,4421Fox
2Brokeback Mountain$838,9335%1,654458$507$53,312,0058Focus
3Underworld: Evolution$715,117-7%3,2070$223$46,931,7752Sony / Screen Gems
4Nanny McPhee$518,069-4%1,995--$260$16,229,2961Universal
6Walk the Line$304,492-2%1,20176$254$107,010,39011Fox
7Last Holiday$257,085-6%2,442-72$105$33,429,6253Paramount
8Glory Road$243,459-2%2,3971$102$35,712,7713Disney
9The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$234,843-4%2,170-587$108$278,617,0038Disney
10Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$200,418-5%2,132-694$94$106,843,2586Sony / Columbia