'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 Fri, Jan. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$9,637,635-3%3,50525$2,750$92,035,8542Fox
2Bedtime Stories$8,469,8652%3,6843$2,299$73,505,4292Disney
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$7,065,320-11%2,9880$2,365$67,671,0212Paramount
4Yes Man$5,495,178-1%3,4340$1,600$71,093,2273Warner Bros.
5Valkyrie$5,474,519-5%2,77867$1,971$52,123,7172MGM / United Artists
6Seven Pounds$3,942,115-5%2,7580$1,429$54,019,1583Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$2,797,9533%3,091-16$905$39,570,1583Universal
8The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,931,068-7%2,337-65$826$71,305,7504Fox
10Twilight (2008)$1,765,36610%1,88839$935$174,039,0827Summit