'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, Feb. 11 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 11 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$1,816,978-9%3,175--$572$33,453,7601Warner Bros. / New Line
4Slumdog Millionaire$520,135-11%1,72491$302$78,834,00313Fox Searchlight
6Gran Torino$466,369-6%2,705-310$172$121,633,9415Warner Bros.
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$403,372-13%3,169-37$127$98,289,8844Sony / Columbia
8The Pink Panther 2$353,645-19%3,243--$109$12,870,1361Sony / Columbia
9Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$282,742-12%2,042-900$138$40,782,4013Sony / Screen Gems
10The Uninvited$242,780-12%2,3440$104$19,076,0192Paramount / DreamWorks