'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 Wed, Jan. 31 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 31 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Smokin' Aces$910,765-14%2,218--$411$17,732,9001Universal
2Epic Movie$552,996-12%2,801--$197$20,555,8811Fox
3Dreamgirls$497,858-6%2,785571$179$88,290,4575Paramount / DreamWorks
4Night at the Museum$430,3060%3,241-242$133$218,174,4996Fox
5Catch and Release$411,219-9%1,622--$254$8,928,3081Sony / Columbia
6The Queen$407,332-5%1,830244$223$42,382,76418Miramax
7The Pursuit of Happyness$326,222-6%2,688-378$121$153,915,1127Sony / Columbia
8Stomp the Yard$291,661-6%2,11564$138$51,491,9793Sony / Screen Gems
9The Departed$263,553-5%1,4531326$181$126,040,57617Warner Bros.
10Freedom Writers$249,5793%2,273-13$110$32,018,2354Paramount