'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 Tue, Dec. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Blind Side$1,569,4029%3,326186$472$131,879,9853Warner Bros.
2The Twilight Saga: New Moon$1,076,2935%4,12482$261$257,468,1993Summit
3Brothers (2009)$817,5557%2,088--$392$11,110,0691Lionsgate
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$600,97918%2,546-467$236$116,362,3385Disney
52012$542,98011%3,220-224$169$149,992,7154Sony / Columbia
6Armored$492,8846%1,915--$257$7,468,5411Sony / Screen Gems
7Ninja Assassin$484,1593%2,5030$193$30,774,5002Warner Bros.
8Old Dogs$479,43524%3,4250$140$34,789,2502Disney
9Everybody's Fine (2009)$363,30617%2,133--$170$4,526,3461Miramax
10Planet 51$222,72416%2,904-131$77$34,466,4933Sony / TriStar