'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 Sat, May. 16 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 16 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$18,284,17855%3,86011$4,737$134,656,6052Paramount
2Angels & Demons$17,626,5367%3,527--$4,998$34,098,2091Sony / Columbia
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$6,442,83454%3,892-210$1,655$146,908,6863Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$2,867,38234%3,150-25$910$38,204,5653Warner Bros. / New Line
5Obsessed$2,027,28134%2,63432$770$61,563,8244Sony / Screen Gems
617 Again$1,509,08557%2,450-453$616$57,469,2525Warner Bros. / New Line
7Monsters vs. Aliens$1,473,335151%1,951-234$755$189,619,4828Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Soloist$1,089,61165%2,022-68$539$26,853,3424Paramount / DreamWorks
9Next Day Air$967,48741%1,1391$849$7,022,8362Summit
10Hannah Montana: The Movie$735,42193%1,625-676$453$75,485,5566Disney