'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 Tue, Nov. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$4,502,99217%3,434--$1,311$49,173,3531Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$4,055,74934%3,804--$1,066$48,612,6301Warner Bros.
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$1,744,89027%2,61145$668$93,870,5733Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$979,15946%3,359-99$292$53,353,0013Disney
5Stranger Than Fiction$887,05656%2,2706$391$24,359,2122Sony / Columbia
6Flushed Away$628,21331%3,307-400$190$49,694,6863Paramount / DreamWorks
7Saw III$457,96953%1,942-1071$236$75,722,6534Lionsgate
8The Departed$317,83926%1,611-599$197$114,416,6217Warner Bros.
9Babel$316,91118%1,2510$253$12,602,7614Paramount Vantage
10The Prestige$273,56843%1,470-766$186$49,832,4125Disney