'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 Thu, Jan. 22 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 22 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$1,737,3345%2,972164$585$81,576,6182Warner Bros.
2Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,278,8877%3,144--$407$43,300,5111Sony / Columbia
3My Bloody Valentine 3D$1,147,7954%2,534--$453$27,674,5551Lionsgate
4Notorious (2009)$787,602-7%1,638--$481$26,094,7031Fox Searchlight
5Bride Wars$700,75815%3,2282$217$41,700,8022Fox
6Defiance (2008)$680,5141%1,7891787$380$12,901,0963Paramount Vantage
7The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$654,85760%2,223-724$295$105,040,8594Paramount
8Hotel for Dogs$523,0464%3,271--$160$24,594,4981Paramount / DreamWorks
9Marley & Me$381,9604%2,952-526$129$135,058,9364Fox
10Last Chance Harvey$381,065-1%1,0541038$362$6,666,3564Overture