'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 Sat, Sep. 13 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 13 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Burn After Reading$7,937,91723%2,651--$2,994$14,392,3541Focus
2Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$7,239,58216%2,070--$3,497$13,501,4851Lionsgate
3Righteous Kill$6,443,62810%3,152--$2,044$12,291,2761Overture
4The Women (2008)$3,896,2538%2,962--$1,315$7,510,1791Picturehouse
5The Dark Knight$1,951,60175%2,191-384$891$516,746,5939Warner Bros.
6The House Bunny$1,918,74348%2,76327$694$38,022,6774Sony / Columbia
7Tropic Thunder$1,901,14256%2,927-519$650$101,907,9295Paramount / DreamWorks
8Bangkok Dangerous$1,067,93444%2,6544$402$11,938,8722Lionsgate
10Death Race$902,50358%2,007-579$450$32,649,2384Universal