'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 Fri, Jan. 11 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 11 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bucket List$6,385,98421839%2,9112895$2,194$7,809,8531Warner Bros.
2First Sunday$6,157,430--2,213--$2,782$6,157,4301Sony / Screen Gems
3Juno$4,592,410235%2,448523$1,876$61,843,4283Fox Searchlight
4National Treasure: Book of Secrets$3,268,106185%3,377-385$968$179,083,0604Disney
5I Am Legend$2,553,840173%3,353-295$762$234,657,5735Warner Bros.
6One Missed Call$2,133,373369%2,2400$952$16,646,0182Warner Bros.
7Alvin and the Chipmunks$2,017,491301%3,384-78$596$180,653,5705Fox
8P.S. I Love You$1,625,485137%2,323-148$700$43,629,9934Warner Bros.
9Charlie Wilson's War$1,348,118100%2,408-186$560$56,571,1744Universal
10The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything$1,116,723--1,337--$835$1,116,7231Universal