'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 Sat, Jan. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Book of Eli$11,780,2791%3,111--$3,787$23,453,2491Warner Bros.
3The Lovely Bones$6,353,51111%2,5632560$2,479$12,540,1706Paramount / DreamWorks
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$5,267,865118%3,296-345$1,598$188,934,9484Fox
5Sherlock Holmes$4,118,20845%3,173-453$1,298$177,142,1444Warner Bros.
6The Spy Next Door$4,053,01368%2,924--$1,386$6,463,8111Lionsgate
7It's Complicated$3,421,44047%2,670-285$1,281$86,298,7754Universal
8Leap Year (2010)$2,398,95531%2,5121$955$15,933,8852Universal
9The Blind Side$2,354,37649%2,408-472$978$224,981,0469Warner Bros.
10Up in the Air$2,340,23554%2,107-111$1,111$61,243,3487Paramount