'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 Mon, Dec. 28 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 28 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$12,096,892-20%3,700--$3,269$87,823,5841Fox
3Sherlock Holmes$11,166,213-30%3,626--$3,079$73,470,4901Warner Bros.
4It's Complicated$4,272,760-35%2,887--$1,480$26,373,5801Universal
5The Princess and the Frog$3,071,216-4%3,4750$884$66,748,1403Disney
6The Blind Side$2,810,000-19%2,766-641$1,016$186,938,3416Warner Bros.
7Up in the Air$2,264,000-30%1,8951720$1,195$26,299,8774Paramount
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,110,000-26%2,7180$408$16,707,3082Sony / Columbia
9Nine$1,096,605-29%1,4121408$777$6,892,1322The Weinstein Company
10The Twilight Saga: New Moon$959,000-15%1,593-1049$602$281,923,6236Summit