'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 Sat, Aug. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$5,790,69439%3,741-66$1,548$110,537,0603Sony / Columbia
2Snakes on a Plane$5,061,2332%3,555--$1,424$11,422,7381New Line
3World Trade Center$4,490,54741%2,99841$1,498$41,878,3992Paramount
4Step Up$3,921,03114%2,639172$1,486$36,955,2682Disney
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$3,184,93956%3,227-84$987$43,737,0283Paramount
7Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$2,241,94262%2,277-664$985$399,667,3087Disney
8Material Girls$1,706,209-1%1,509--$1,131$3,428,3401MGM
9Pulse (2006)$1,381,19321%2,3230$595$13,702,2802Weinstein / Dimension
10Miami Vice$1,016,51248%1,680-979$605$59,130,6184Universal