'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, Dec. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Holiday$1,138,37410%2,610--$436$14,952,3981Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$888,3605%1,910--$465$10,383,8981Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$732,6908%3,650-154$201$139,349,9124Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$728,4589%3,161-225$230$130,420,9254Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$583,78410%3,0830$189$17,027,0702New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$455,6584%2,742-366$166$53,890,2733Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$252,08911%1,594-643$158$120,745,8616Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$191,1908%2,226-391$86$77,549,8246Disney
10Unaccompanied Minors$186,80312%2,775--$67$6,168,7301Warner Bros.