'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 Wed, Dec. 13 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 13 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Holiday$1,087,459-4%2,610--$417$16,039,8571Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$877,730-1%1,910--$460$11,261,6281Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$752,7123%3,650-154$206$140,102,6244Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$736,4691%3,161-225$233$131,157,3944Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$697,46019%3,0830$226$17,724,5302New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$435,884-4%2,742-366$159$54,326,1573Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$260,1303%1,594-643$163$121,005,9916Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$211,21410%2,226-391$95$77,761,0386Disney
10Unaccompanied Minors$188,8611%2,775--$68$6,357,5911Warner Bros.