'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 Wed, Jan. 28 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 28 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,158,4197%3,1440$368$68,303,7172Sony / Columbia
2Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$1,047,444-15%2,942--$356$24,488,9971Sony / Screen Gems
3Gran Torino$983,940-9%3,04573$323$100,902,8303Warner Bros.
4Slumdog Millionaire$816,152-14%1,411829$578$58,684,71811Fox Searchlight
5My Bloody Valentine 3D$608,125-11%2,5340$240$39,702,7222Lionsgate
6Hotel for Dogs$566,65727%3,2710$173$39,049,1802Paramount / DreamWorks
7Bride Wars$443,121-3%2,621-607$169$49,876,6313Fox
8The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$414,949-15%2,26340$183$112,480,4435Paramount
9Defiance (2008)$412,575-11%1,7934$230$19,857,0614Paramount Vantage
10Revolutionary Road$370,354-15%1,058887$350$12,969,0905Paramount Vantage