'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, Mar. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Slumdog Millionaire$797,853-4%2,943699$271$118,517,29916Fox Searchlight
2Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$686,912-2%2,05220$335$67,704,9172Lionsgate
4He's Just Not That Into You$496,8052%2,858-192$174$80,629,1044Warner Bros. / New Line
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$343,7552%2,53427$136$35,236,2043Disney
6Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$332,764-1%1,271--$262$14,007,4951Disney
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$309,7370%2,698-137$115$129,446,2057Sony / Columbia
9Friday the 13th (2009)$251,494-6%2,760-345$91$61,841,9573Warner Bros. / New Line
10The International$241,177-7%2,031-333$119$22,408,5073Sony / Columbia