'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 Thu, Aug. 31 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 31 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$1,096,616-16%2,917--$376$22,640,4121Disney
2Little Miss Sunshine$725,622-9%1,430739$507$26,111,3685Fox Searchlight
3Beerfest$610,111-15%2,964--$206$10,153,0711Warner Bros.
4Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$594,457-13%3,370-371$176$130,671,8524Sony / Columbia
5Step Up$533,942-12%2,6478$202$52,882,7043Disney
7Snakes on a Plane$476,614-9%3,5550$134$28,542,3642New Line
8World Trade Center$471,057-11%3,02123$156$57,885,2943Paramount
9Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$433,227-20%3,003-224$144$57,187,9934Paramount
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$331,382-12%1,701-576$195$409,096,8338Disney