'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 Thu, Dec. 6 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 6 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
4Awake$372,8152%2,002--$186$7,415,7071MGM / Weinstein
5August Rush$362,3324%2,3100$157$21,624,5942Warner Bros.
6This Christmas$324,7157%1,8580$175$37,760,4152Sony / Screen Gems
7American Gangster$323,590-1%2,699-100$120$123,019,1455Universal
8Fred Claus$306,1973%3,420-183$90$60,931,7004Warner Bros.
9The Mist$305,7460%2,4230$126$20,848,7002MGM / Weinstein
10Bee Movie$202,1474%3,150-357$64$118,412,6075Paramount / DreamWorks