'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, Sep. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gridiron Gang$6,239,68430%3,504--$1,781$11,044,0871Sony / Columbia
2The Black Dahlia$3,906,0285%2,226--$1,755$7,612,0381Universal
3Everyone's Hero$2,746,82170%2,896--$948$4,364,2961Fox
4Invincible (2006)$2,239,59998%2,830-157$791$50,373,4204Disney
5The Covenant$2,096,25243%2,6810$782$14,574,7582Sony / Screen Gems
6The Last Kiss (2006)$1,774,2511%1,357--$1,307$3,526,1481Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Illusionist (2006)$1,555,63644%1,43876$1,082$22,143,4765Yari Film Group
8Little Miss Sunshine$1,519,34651%1,436-124$1,058$45,571,7468Fox Searchlight