'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, Feb. 13 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 13 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Norbit$1,214,557-36%3,136--$387$37,301,0611Paramount / DreamWorks
2Hannibal Rising$674,526-24%3,003--$225$14,613,0631MGM / Weinstein
3Because I Said So$493,141-15%2,5293$195$26,880,8412Universal
4The Messengers$295,380-25%2,5291$117$25,429,7952Sony / Screen Gems
5Smokin' Aces$284,131-16%2,199-20$129$31,795,6273Universal
6Pan's Labyrinth$256,139-9%1,14361$224$27,153,8687Picturehouse
7Night at the Museum$236,199-28%2,702-301$87$232,713,6088Fox
8Dreamgirls$211,928-15%2,284-513$93$97,473,2947Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Queen$180,186-14%1,564-286$115$49,239,26520Miramax
10Epic Movie$160,147-33%2,806-34$57$35,996,1733Fox