'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 Sun, May. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men Origins: Wolverine$21,300,043-27%4,099--$5,196$85,057,4001Fox
2Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$3,501,054-43%3,175--$1,103$15,410,9771Warner Bros. / New Line
3Obsessed$2,816,183-45%2,5140$1,120$46,853,6242Sony / Screen Gems
4Monsters vs. Aliens$1,871,968-29%2,626-732$713$182,413,1496Paramount / DreamWorks
517 Again$1,580,459-43%3,2550$486$48,507,4623Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Soloist$1,556,901-36%2,0339$766$18,162,9432Paramount / DreamWorks
7Earth (2009)$1,372,350-19%1,8040$761$22,002,3712Disneynature
8Hannah Montana: The Movie$1,228,266-34%2,819-412$436$70,943,0474Disney
9Fighting$1,005,175-37%2,3123$435$17,343,2712Universal / Rogue
10State of Play$977,581-41%2,445-362$400$30,944,8633Universal