'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, Aug. 21 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 21 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$4,755,335-13%2,948--$1,613$43,252,0031Sony / Columbia
2Rush Hour 3$2,517,708-4%3,7780$666$92,810,2412New Line
3The Bourne Ultimatum$2,202,015-1%3,70115$595$169,117,9793Universal
4The Simpsons Movie$1,065,5732%3,162-390$337$167,382,0654Fox
5Hairspray (2007)$906,82212%2,389-416$380$102,539,3375New Line
8The Invasion$665,602-3%2,776--$240$7,307,4501Warner Bros.
9Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$558,3951%1,955-630$286$279,878,3126Warner Bros.
10I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$495,0414%2,258-541$219$111,457,6405Universal