'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 Tue, Oct. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Law Abiding Citizen$1,801,1956%2,890--$623$24,545,0071Overture
2Where the Wild Things Are$1,757,205-11%3,735--$470$36,427,2101Warner Bros.
3Couples Retreat$1,203,26211%3,0099$400$64,906,3732Universal
4Zombieland$617,2614%3,171133$195$61,847,0553Sony / Columbia
5The Stepfather (2009)$614,7557%2,734--$225$12,768,3491Sony / Screen Gems
6Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$329,945-8%3,03745$109$108,887,0745Sony / Columbia
7The Invention of Lying$163,21619%1,624-119$101$15,799,1003Warner Bros.
9Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$138,475-9%1,489-263$93$28,842,8973Disney
10Whip It$123,83412%1,482-256$84$11,597,6153Fox Searchlight