'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 Fri, Nov. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$23,441,762--3,404--$6,887$23,441,7621Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$5,586,422264%3,6830$1,517$46,550,7852Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$1,942,225137%2,45310$792$19,117,7682Overture
4The Fourth Kind$1,772,572218%2,5303$701$17,616,7952Universal
5Michael Jackson's This Is It$1,529,24695%3,037-444$504$63,638,8723Sony / Columbia
6Paranormal Activity$1,498,589232%2,712154$553$101,143,7005Paramount
7Couples Retreat$1,417,660242%2,509-348$565$99,300,5036Universal
8Law Abiding Citizen$1,258,222139%2,071-403$608$64,648,6915Overture
9The Box$1,146,517182%2,6350$435$11,168,5162Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$628,817143%2,090-666$301$71,656,0765Warner Bros.