'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 Mon, Mar. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1V for Vendetta$2,252,087-65%3,365--$669$27,894,3391Warner Bros.
2Failure to Launch$1,116,891-69%3,11760$358$49,392,2952Paramount
3The Shaggy Dog (2006)$802,380-79%3,5010$229$36,437,7272Disney
4The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$709,986-67%2,6211$271$29,450,4212Fox Searchlight
5She's the Man$586,517-78%2,623--$224$11,317,0961Paramount / DreamWorks
616 Blocks$394,549-69%2,666-40$148$30,585,3013Warner Bros.
7Eight Below$323,612-72%2,603-367$124$73,368,4745Disney
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$178,027-74%1,403-409$127$60,208,8834Lionsgate
9The Pink Panther (2006)$173,496-74%1,852-450$94$78,747,6926Sony / Columbia