'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 Thu, Mar. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Failure to Launch$2,050,7061%3,057--$671$32,670,6191Paramount
2The Shaggy Dog (2006)$1,585,12110%3,501--$453$22,257,8901Disney
3The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$1,100,763-5%2,620--$420$20,731,8191Fox Searchlight
416 Blocks$616,612-6%2,7060$228$25,436,2952Warner Bros.
5Eight Below$610,6671%2,970-152$206$68,959,6004Disney
6The Pink Panther (2006)$381,9604%2,302-722$166$76,110,5465Sony / Columbia
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$348,88410%1,812-382$193$57,097,0233Lionsgate
9Ultraviolet$317,375-6%2,5580$124$16,203,1652Sony / Screen Gems
10Curious George$309,5173%1,942-648$159$53,767,5245Universal