'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 Fri, Nov. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2American Gangster$3,873,700172%3,11051$1,246$91,650,2763Universal
3Bee Movie$3,365,321261%3,98440$845$82,926,8163Paramount / DreamWorks
4Fred Claus$3,226,632313%3,6030$896$27,027,0722Warner Bros.
5Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$2,602,783--3,164--$823$2,602,7831Fox
6Dan in Real Life$1,415,394318%1,901-40$745$34,003,1434Disney
7Lions for Lambs$862,460135%2,2161$389$9,551,8882MGM / United Artists
8Saw IV$717,592139%2,097-807$342$60,238,1764Lionsgate
9The Game Plan$316,897211%1,374-787$231$86,513,5258Disney
10P2$286,200117%1,938-193$148$3,056,7422Summit Entertainment