'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 Wed, Jan. 9 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 9 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Juno$1,385,874-4%1,925906$720$55,880,6962Fox Searchlight
2National Treasure: Book of Secrets$1,179,630-10%3,762-70$314$174,668,9673Disney
3I Am Legend$983,001-8%3,64812$269$231,169,8434Warner Bros.
4P.S. I Love You$714,102-3%2,4717$289$41,319,9183Warner Bros.
5Charlie Wilson's War$700,523-3%2,59419$270$54,549,7153Universal
6Alvin and the Chipmunks$520,756-9%3,462-22$150$178,133,4924Fox
7Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$504,030-8%1,2490$404$40,186,9883Paramount / DreamWorks
8One Missed Call$456,363-10%2,240--$204$14,058,0741Warner Bros.
9Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$362,111-10%2,6176$138$38,239,1922Fox
10The Great Debaters$324,4290%1,290119$251$22,953,9562MGM / Weinstein