'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 Mon, Nov. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bee Movie$5,002,050-38%3,94416$1,268$76,782,4492Paramount / DreamWorks
2Fred Claus$2,933,644-46%3,603--$814$21,450,5871Warner Bros.
3American Gangster$2,921,528-56%3,0595$955$83,311,1852Universal
4Dan in Real Life$770,203-51%1,94116$397$31,578,2173Disney
5Lions for Lambs$747,804-57%2,215--$338$7,450,9981MGM / United Artists
6Saw IV$567,142-57%2,904-279$195$58,595,0053Lionsgate
7The Game Plan$454,196-32%2,161-683$210$85,920,7237Disney
8Martian Child$291,339-45%2,0200$144$6,403,8472New Line
930 Days of Night$285,279-56%1,696-931$168$37,714,6944Sony / Columbia
10P2$264,366-55%2,131--$124$2,348,2191Summit Entertainment