'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Mar. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Race to Witch Mountain$1,811,6874%3,187--$568$31,710,2411Disney
2Watchmen$1,351,770-1%3,6110$374$91,342,0442Warner Bros.
3The Last House on the Left (2009)$960,6080%2,401--$400$18,127,9591Universal / Rogue
5Slumdog Millionaire$484,735-1%2,578-312$188$134,501,79018Fox Searchlight
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$394,8008%2,281-277$173$139,212,6969Sony / Columbia
8Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$379,4016%2,20352$172$84,699,2934Lionsgate
9He's Just Not That Into You$342,1744%1,890-555$181$90,298,1886Warner Bros. / New Line
10Miss March$255,792-3%1,742--$147$3,459,2741Fox Searchlight