'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Nov. 23 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 23 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$7,538,29015%3,443--$2,189$63,268,6331Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$6,145,191-18%3,804--$1,615$62,220,6071Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$4,536,89928%3,108--$1,460$8,074,9520Disney
4Deck the Halls$2,892,96443%3,023--$957$4,915,9950Fox
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$2,549,8116%2,58014$988$98,832,3573Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$2,079,85922%3,043-415$683$57,142,5833Disney
7Stranger Than Fiction$1,306,55418%2,258-6$579$26,776,4222Sony / Columbia
8Bobby$1,154,76915348%1,667--$693$1,243,9451MGM / Weinstein
9The Fountain$862,6064%1,472--$586$1,688,8040Warner Bros.
10Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny$796,908-33%1,919--$415$1,978,4220New Line