'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, Oct. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$1,559,2870%3,0170$517$63,473,7432Warner Bros.
2Man of the Year (2006)$741,676-2%2,515--$295$15,480,4211Universal
3The Grudge 2$678,8899%3,211--$211$23,681,3091Sony / Columbia
4Open Season (2006)$667,85431%3,687-146$181$61,602,3593Sony / Columbia
5The Guardian (2006)$448,3736%3,044-197$147$42,910,9473Disney
6The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$448,2044%2,8200$159$32,116,6502New Line
7The Marine$374,959-2%2,545--$147$8,822,9381Fox
8Employee of the Month$369,7189%2,5790$143$21,039,4522Lionsgate
9jackass: number two$266,4471%2,330-677$114$69,528,4614Paramount
10School for Scoundrels (2006)$107,29810%1,406-1601$76$16,770,2153MGM / Weinstein