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.
|#||Title||Wed, Jan. 28 2009||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Paul Blart: Mall Cop||$1,158,419||7%||3,144||0||$368||$68,303,717||2||Sony / Columbia|
|2||Underworld: Rise of the Lycans||$1,047,444||-15%||2,942||--||$356||$24,488,997||1||Sony / Screen Gems|
|3||Gran Torino||$983,940||-9%||3,045||73||$323||$100,902,830||3||Warner Bros.|
|4||Slumdog Millionaire||$816,152||-14%||1,411||829||$578||$58,684,718||11||Fox Searchlight|
|5||My Bloody Valentine 3D||$608,125||-11%||2,534||0||$240||$39,702,722||2||Lionsgate|
|6||Hotel for Dogs||$566,657||27%||3,271||0||$173||$39,049,180||2||Paramount / DreamWorks|
|8||The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||$414,949||-15%||2,263||40||$183||$112,480,443||5||Paramount|
|9||Defiance (2008)||$412,575||-11%||1,793||4||$230||$19,857,061||4||Paramount Vantage|
|10||Revolutionary Road||$370,354||-15%||1,058||887||$350||$12,969,090||5||Paramount Vantage|