'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 Mon, Jul. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$5,592,955-43%3,495--$1,600$39,827,4601Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$4,814,652-52%4,2850$1,124$212,680,6362Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$4,515,257-37%3,121--$1,447$31,993,9951New Line
4Transformers$2,824,263-56%3,762-288$751$265,803,2113Paramount / DreamWorks
6Live Free or Die Hard$927,336-55%2,727-474$340$117,197,7544Fox
7License to Wed$482,924-44%2,525-190$191$38,979,0423Warner Bros.
8Evan Almighty$401,042-44%1,779-918$225$93,967,2865Universal
91408$369,652-50%1,451-755$255$67,824,3555MGM / Weinstein
10Knocked Up$328,200-47%1,288-422$255$143,029,4078Universal