'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 Tue, Apr. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$1,908,026-4%2,648--$721$28,007,0111Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$1,101,874-6%3,826-135$288$119,863,3293Fox
3Superhero Movie$526,390-3%2,960--$178$10,578,5671MGM / Weinstein
4Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$444,005-6%2,01610$220$33,466,5572Lionsgate
5Drillbit Taylor$403,321-2%3,0615$132$21,298,8172Paramount
610,000 B.C.$396,469-3%3,055-399$130$85,795,8474Warner Bros.
8Shutter (2008)$337,1910%2,7563$122$19,674,8882Fox
9The Bank Job$262,2088%1,605-8$163$24,592,0454Lionsgate
10College Road Trip$230,4024%2,270-305$101$38,774,8724Disney