'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, Jan. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$9,177,314-5%3,50525$2,618$101,213,1682Fox
2Bedtime Stories$7,637,648-10%3,6843$2,073$81,143,0772Disney
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$7,257,0033%2,9880$2,429$74,928,0242Paramount
4Valkyrie$5,462,0670%2,77867$1,966$57,585,7842MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$5,331,556-3%3,4340$1,553$76,424,7833Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$3,991,2801%2,7580$1,447$58,010,4383Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$2,503,979-11%3,091-16$810$42,074,1373Universal
8The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,990,0813%2,337-65$852$73,295,8314Fox
10Twilight (2008)$1,787,8291%1,88839$947$175,826,9117Summit