'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 Fri, Feb. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Movie$6,839,251--2,896--$2,362$6,839,2511Fox
2Eight Below$5,093,653--3,066--$1,661$5,093,6531Disney
3The Pink Panther (2006)$4,084,640285%3,4770$1,175$29,769,8042Sony / Columbia
4Final Destination 3$2,863,036160%2,8800$994$28,582,6932New Line
5Curious George$2,469,564238%2,5726$960$20,625,5022Universal
6Firewall$2,354,176158%2,8400$829$20,673,2162Warner Bros.
7Freedomland$1,813,422--2,361--$768$1,813,4221Sony / Columbia
8When a Stranger Calls (2006)$1,502,087228%2,629-375$571$37,779,2203Sony / Screen Gems
9Big Momma's House 2$1,103,504216%2,039-694$541$57,988,3874Fox
10Nanny McPhee$860,645235%2,001-147$430$35,007,9174Universal