'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, Apr. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: The Meltdown$3,202,076-12%3,964--$808$78,849,2541Fox
2Inside Man$1,104,834-7%2,83012$390$55,822,6812Universal
3V for Vendetta$543,542-8%2,910-455$187$58,336,8083Warner Bros.
4Failure to Launch$479,046-4%3,074-128$156$74,502,2314Paramount
5ATL$426,366-15%1,602--$266$13,080,6681Warner Bros.
7Basic Instinct 2$245,458-10%1,453--$169$3,984,4161Sony / Columbia
8She's the Man$244,490-5%2,552-79$96$27,378,4383Paramount / DreamWorks
9Stay Alive$241,142-5%2,0090$120$18,038,7942Disney
10The Shaggy Dog (2006)$233,107-2%2,929-492$80$54,246,8854Disney