'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 Thu, Oct. 15 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 15 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Couples Retreat$2,235,167-2%3,000--$745$45,392,1971Universal
2Zombieland$1,135,5802%3,0382$374$53,019,6742Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$711,49234%2,99215$238$100,180,8334Sony / Columbia
4Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$537,97917%1,7527$307$25,535,6462Disney
6The Invention of Lying$274,3130%1,74336$157$13,590,6452Warner Bros.
7Whip It$216,468-1%1,73817$125$9,855,8152Fox Searchlight
8The Informant!$206,494-4%2,202-223$94$30,815,9764Warner Bros.
9Fame (2009)$167,76011%3,110-23$54$20,892,1573MGM
10Love Happens$151,50313%1,894-28$80$21,870,9924Universal