'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 Sat, Mar. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Watchmen$18,383,615-25%3,611--$5,091$42,898,9731Warner Bros.
2Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$4,103,03568%2,15199$1,908$74,247,8753Lionsgate
4Slumdog Millionaire$3,183,93763%2,890-53$1,102$123,659,01417Fox Searchlight
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,987,31377%2,558-140$777$132,553,1388Sony / Columbia
6He's Just Not That Into You$1,765,08433%2,445-413$722$83,721,0045Warner Bros. / New Line
8Confessions of a Shopaholic$1,376,83237%2,290-244$601$37,618,5854Disney
9Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$1,257,08449%1,2765$985$16,107,5552Disney
10Fired Up$1,109,37119%1,798-13$617$12,803,8443Sony / Screen Gems