'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Aug. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$4,304,808-5%3,803--$1,132$68,214,8781Sony / Columbia
2World Trade Center$3,345,799-25%2,803--$1,194$7,801,2450Paramount
3Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$2,017,0036%3,311--$609$24,014,6151Paramount
4Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,312,6587%3,436-398$382$385,194,4475Disney
5The Descent$909,8253%2,095--$434$12,925,6331Lionsgate
6John Tucker Must Die$889,165-3%2,5666$347$32,751,7122Fox
7Miami Vice$877,880-5%3,0265$290$50,565,1062Universal
8Monster House$808,4294%2,961-592$273$60,379,3543Sony / Columbia
9The Ant Bully$621,1326%2,861-189$217$20,613,7022Warner Bros.
10You, Me and Dupree$470,3930%1,885-935$250$68,907,2424Universal