'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 Sun, Jul. 20 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$43,596,958-9%4,366--$9,986$158,412,6071Warner Bros.
2Mamma Mia!$8,035,540-18%2,976--$2,700$27,751,2021Universal
3Hancock$4,029,209-26%3,776-189$1,067$191,543,9723Sony / Columbia
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$3,881,837-19%2,83019$1,372$43,507,1872Warner Bros. / New Line
6Hellboy II: The Golden Army$3,131,773-16%3,2128$975$56,526,7622Universal
7Space Chimps$2,032,383-24%2,511--$809$7,183,0361Fox
8Wanted (2008)$1,544,444-20%2,433-724$635$123,323,6644Universal
9Get Smart$1,093,352-33%2,135-951$512$119,611,3885Warner Bros.
10Kung Fu Panda$613,645-15%1,505-1199$408$206,617,2337Paramount / DreamWorks