'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, Jul. 26 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 26 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$3,709,512-12%4,1330$898$334,134,1643Disney
2Monster House$2,411,573-9%3,553--$679$29,945,0261Sony / Columbia
3You, Me and Dupree$1,600,691-11%3,1376$510$50,446,2912Universal
4Lady in the Water$1,588,083-12%3,235--$491$23,483,4751Warner Bros.
5The Devil Wears Prada$1,082,076-7%2,248-562$481$100,796,0884Fox
6Little Man$1,017,863-14%2,5374$401$44,038,9372Sony / Columbia
7Clerks II$1,015,079-12%2,150--$472$13,568,6021MGM / Weinstein
8My Super Ex-Girlfriend$946,226-13%2,702--$350$11,736,8481Fox
9Superman Returns$872,285-8%2,826-939$309$181,123,6034Warner Bros.