'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 Fri, May. 30 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City$26,771,041--3,285--$8,149$26,771,0411Warner Bros. / New Line
2Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$12,220,445132%4,2644$2,866$183,101,2682Paramount
3The Strangers$7,693,408--2,466--$3,120$7,693,4081Universal / Rogue
4Iron Man$3,783,115172%3,650-265$1,036$266,408,8275Paramount
5The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$3,457,058132%3,801-128$910$106,113,8113Disney
6What Happens in Vegas$2,210,454176%3,086-102$716$61,430,8344Fox
7Baby Mama$722,339157%1,784-374$405$54,645,3636Universal
8Made of Honor$649,93993%1,905-488$341$41,612,3415Sony / Columbia
9Speed Racer$527,39668%2,070-1042$255$38,948,4004Warner Bros.