'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 Fri, Nov. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$72,703,297--4,024--$18,067$72,703,2971Summit
2The Blind Side$11,038,385--3,110--$3,549$11,038,3851Warner Bros.
32012$8,137,951156%3,4084$2,388$89,858,7122Sony / Columbia
4Planet 51$3,185,368--3,035--$1,050$3,185,3681Sony / TriStar
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$3,074,332196%3,578-105$859$70,636,7173Disney
6The Men Who Stare at Goats$861,217108%2,056-397$419$25,711,9803Overture
7Couples Retreat$650,681205%1,712-797$380$103,701,7267Universal
8The Fourth Kind$626,783148%1,648-882$380$22,240,6293Universal
9Paranormal Activity$502,534127%1,902-810$264$105,180,5476Paramount
10Law Abiding Citizen$499,55185%1,327-744$376$68,908,6046Overture