'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 Mon, Apr. 28 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 28 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$1,318,976-65%2,510--$525$16,227,8971Warner Bros. / New Line
2Baby Mama$1,234,936-69%2,543--$486$18,641,4981Universal
3Forgetting Sarah Marshall$979,183-68%2,7991$350$36,071,2142Universal
4The Forbidden Kingdom$787,605-76%3,1510$250$39,026,2572Lionsgate
588 Minutes$326,967-68%2,1680$151$12,954,1882Sony / Columbia
621$309,550-68%2,95249$105$76,101,0145Sony / Columbia
7Nim's Island$236,303-83%2,977-300$79$39,210,5874Fox
8Deception (2008)$217,467-65%2,001--$109$2,528,3871Fox
9Street Kings$208,094-68%1,735-734$120$23,911,8863Fox Searchlight
10Prom Night (2008)$189,300-77%2,821121$67$38,410,0473Sony / Screen Gems