'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, Aug. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$6,968,199-46%3,803--$1,832$54,009,2821Sony / Columbia
2Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$2,233,172-51%3,311--$674$18,054,2141Paramount
3Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,574,471-52%3,436-398$458$381,273,8875Disney
4Miami Vice$1,346,667-57%3,0265$445$47,630,6032Universal
5The Descent$1,209,012-51%2,095--$577$10,120,4291Lionsgate
6John Tucker Must Die$1,164,348-29%2,5666$454$29,887,7502Fox
7Monster House$930,537-49%3,029-524$307$57,943,0373Sony / Columbia
8The Ant Bully$638,540-47%3,0500$209$18,794,2462Warner Bros.
9You, Me and Dupree$577,097-42%2,263-557$255$67,400,6834Universal
10The Devil Wears Prada$505,465-43%1,453-325$348$113,210,4616Fox