'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 Tue, Jun. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,205,65616%4,1015$538$108,256,1012Fox
3Terminator Salvation$1,684,869-1%3,60272$468$94,342,8532Warner Bros.
4Drag Me to Hell$1,428,159-5%2,508--$569$18,757,7511Universal
5Star Trek$1,322,9884%3,507-546$377$211,911,3744Paramount
6Angels & Demons$1,287,53712%3,464-63$372$107,356,6443Sony / Columbia
7Dance Flick$411,4035%2,4599$167$19,888,0882Paramount
8X-Men Origins: Wolverine$410,2747%2,263-920$181$171,638,7995Fox
9Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$253,23919%1,450-805$175$50,491,1495Warner Bros. / New Line