'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 Wed, Jul. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$6,148,239-13%4,09967$1,500$86,565,9901Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$4,903,011-15%4,2340$1,158$310,428,6632Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$2,850,993-16%3,33415$855$49,911,6911Universal
4The Proposal$2,204,106-9%3,09938$711$101,135,6133Disney
5The Hangover$1,824,963-6%3,070-54$594$210,796,9365Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,275,587-10%2,6060$489$30,474,1352Warner Bros.
8Year One$463,732-7%2,240-130$207$39,772,0953Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$336,695-11%1,908-163$176$59,573,8754Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$332,737-3%1,41958$234$168,701,7737Fox