'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, Nov. 25 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 25 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$14,198,23325%4,042--$3,513$178,871,3761Summit
2The Blind Side$7,918,53760%3,140--$2,522$50,638,7721Warner Bros.
32012$3,598,63328%3,44440$1,045$116,825,5942Sony / Columbia
4Ninja Assassin$3,318,038--2,503--$1,326$3,318,0380Warner Bros.
5Old Dogs$3,149,492--3,389--$929$3,149,4920Disney
6Disney's A Christmas Carol$2,697,01250%3,013-670$895$85,513,1203Disney
7Planet 51$2,108,08860%3,035--$695$16,694,6931Sony / TriStar
8Fantastic Mr. Fox$1,111,6124655%2,0272023$548$1,720,1372Fox
9The Men Who Stare at Goats$285,387-25%1,119-1334$255$28,648,2593Overture