'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 Fri, Feb. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Norbit$10,411,171--3,136--$3,320$10,411,1711Paramount / DreamWorks
2Hannibal Rising$4,752,458--3,003--$1,583$4,752,4581MGM / Weinstein
3Because I Said So$2,757,388241%2,5293$1,090$19,343,1482Universal
4The Messengers$2,328,714277%2,5291$921$19,852,9322Sony / Screen Gems
5Epic Movie$1,276,669312%2,806-34$455$32,300,6413Fox
6Night at the Museum$1,274,295294%2,702-301$472$227,671,3528Fox
7Smokin' Aces$1,176,101125%2,199-20$535$28,234,3783Universal
8Pan's Labyrinth$968,224197%1,14361$847$24,007,2307Picturehouse
9Dreamgirls$766,219148%2,284-513$335$94,797,6197Paramount / DreamWorks
10Stomp the Yard$650,149229%2,045-124$318$57,376,1925Sony / Screen Gems