'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 Tue, Nov. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quantum of Solace$4,052,259-2%3,451--$1,174$75,713,2241Sony / Columbia
2Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,190,2422%4,0659$293$119,260,8132Paramount / DreamWorks
3Role Models$880,3598%2,7986$315$39,266,9662Universal
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$327,91312%2,210-525$148$27,084,1313The Weinstein Company
6The Secret Life of Bees$196,56615%1,449-32$136$33,996,4925Fox Searchlight
7High School Musical 3: Senior Year$172,09713%3,202-262$54$84,490,4634Disney
8Soul Men$159,515-8%2,0484$78$9,702,8372MGM / Weinstein
9Saw V$140,645-2%2,002-827$70$55,663,4504Lionsgate
10Eagle Eye$86,38210%1,214-193$71$98,902,4318Paramount / DreamWorks