'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. 22 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 22 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$7,518,396-21%4,32550$1,738$184,976,2461Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$2,706,229-20%3,817-24$709$160,327,5933Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,706,069-16%3,857-436$442$369,324,2294Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,371,341-13%3,043123$451$132,225,3615Disney
5The Hangover$1,171,403-13%2,6670$439$239,385,1977Warner Bros.
6Public Enemies$1,012,820-18%3,118-3$325$82,899,2953Universal
9My Sister's Keeper$558,938-12%1,9670$284$43,202,4984Warner Bros.
10I Love You Beth Cooper$542,935-19%1,87214$290$12,121,9352Fox