'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 Wed, Oct. 11 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 11 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$2,396,435-3%3,017--$794$35,632,4791Warner Bros.
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$842,451-12%2,820--$299$21,883,0981New Line
3Open Season (2006)$665,065-2%3,8330$174$47,372,3532Sony / Columbia
4The Guardian (2006)$615,170-2%3,2410$190$34,623,4172Disney
5Employee of the Month$544,203-11%2,579--$211$13,745,9161Lionsgate
6jackass: number two$468,715-2%3,007-56$156$64,583,7803Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$213,5861%3,0073$71$14,832,6532MGM / Weinstein
8The Illusionist (2006)$163,91911%1,149-170$143$34,699,5528Yari Film Group
9Jet Li's Fearless$163,419-2%1,617-193$101$22,398,1573Rogue
10Gridiron Gang$124,8704%2,228-805$56$37,064,4914Sony / Columbia