'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, May. 22 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 22 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek the Third$6,538,876-32%4,122--$1,586$138,708,1931Paramount / DreamWorks
2Spider-Man 3$1,655,339-30%4,32472$383$286,383,0453Sony / Columbia
328 Weeks Later$572,565-17%2,3052$248$20,181,8902Fox Atomic
4Georgia Rule$393,463-9%2,5318$155$13,691,1882Universal
5Disturbia$287,984-8%2,547-559$113$71,979,7746Paramount / DreamWorks
6Fracture$256,991-12%1,607-595$160$35,094,1945New Line
7Delta Farce$142,528-2%1,9310$74$6,426,5892Lionsgate
8The Invisible$119,530-4%1,378-565$87$17,896,7014Disney