'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 Thu, Jul. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$3,827,872-8%3,495--$1,095$52,549,9861Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$3,707,626-5%4,2850$865$224,705,8792Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$3,632,734-5%3,121--$1,164$43,760,2221New Line
4Transformers$2,312,2080%3,762-288$615$273,034,7723Paramount / DreamWorks
6Live Free or Die Hard$828,075-1%2,727-474$304$119,779,7264Fox
7License to Wed$473,8611%2,525-190$188$40,423,3213Warner Bros.
8Evan Almighty$401,9050%1,779-918$226$95,187,4585Universal
91408$310,356-3%1,451-755$214$68,788,3905MGM / Weinstein
10Knocked Up$302,7822%1,288-422$235$143,936,8308Universal