'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 Sat, Oct. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$10,477,105-29%3,183--$3,292$25,233,0971Lionsgate
2Dan in Real Life$4,919,44718%1,921--$2,561$9,086,7611Disney
3The Game Plan$2,841,63855%3,34241$850$75,480,8635Disney
430 Days of Night$2,704,69820%2,8594$946$25,576,3202Sony / Columbia
5Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$2,676,26965%1,897-137$1,411$45,859,2473Lionsgate
6Michael Clayton$2,274,05545%2,5850$880$27,586,9254Warner Bros.
7Gone Baby Gone$1,654,26633%1,7130$966$10,315,2122Miramax
8The Comebacks$1,473,33721%2,8120$524$9,250,8382Fox Atomic
9We Own the Night$1,427,79733%2,40240$594$24,169,5753Sony / Columbia
10Rendition$1,007,50232%2,2500$448$7,224,0872New Line