'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, Feb. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$2,638,537-16%2,991--$882$50,188,2001Paramount
3Valentine's Day$946,393-11%3,6650$258$89,879,1582Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Wolfman$628,485-15%3,2231$195$52,475,7052Universal
5Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$601,853-14%3,39640$177$60,734,8032Fox
6Dear John$432,399-16%3,06287$141$67,174,6723Sony / Screen Gems
7Crazy Heart$263,1820%1,08984$242$22,307,60610Fox Searchlight
8From Paris with Love$220,567-10%2,311-411$95$22,049,0403Lionsgate
9Edge of Darkness$197,070-6%2,118-497$93$40,949,8964Warner Bros.
10The Tooth Fairy$162,031-9%2,523-225$64$50,245,2105Fox