'The Martian' Continues to Impress on Monday with $4.40M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Takes Second with $1.40M; 'Sicario' Claims Third with $1.05MOctober 06, 2015 12:51 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian took in $4.40 million on Monday to easily lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was down 68 percent from Sunday's performance. The Martian continues to perform towards the higher end of its lofty pre-release expectations with a four-day start of $58.71 million. The film is currently running 7 percent ahead of the $54.94 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after four days of wide release and just 5 percent behind the $61.81 million four-day start of 2013's Gravity. Both comparisons are made even more impressive for The Martian when taking into account that unlike Interstellar and Gravity, The Martian hasn't received an added boost from higher priced IMAX admissions.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in a distant second with $1.40 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was down 86 percent from Sunday and down 40 percent from last Monday. Hotel Transylvania 2 has grossed a stronger than expected $92.13 million through eleven days of release. That places the film an impressive 13 percent ahead of the $81.37 million eleven-day gross of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

Lionsgate's Sicario claimed third place with $1.05 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin fell 67 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. The 18-day total for Sicario stands at a promising $16.20 million. Sicario will have a very good chance of holding up well going forward thanks in part to strong critical reviews and strong early word of mouth.

The Intern followed closely behind in fourth with $0.941 million. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway declined 68 percent from Sunday and a very solid 38 percent from last Monday. The Intern has grossed $37.53 million in eleven days. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 7 percent ahead of the $35.02 million eleven-day take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Black Mass and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials claimed fifth and sixth place for the day with respective daily grosses of $0.501 million and $0.475 million. Warner's Black Mass was down just 64 percent from Sunday, while Fox's Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was down 77 percent. Respective 18-day total grosses stand at $63.87 million for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and at $52.96 million for Black Mass.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, May. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$6,951,326-17%4,380--$1,587$152,821,0231Paramount
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$693,000-14%3,3320$208$50,771,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
3Date Night$432,204-7%2,734-359$158$82,275,0595Fox
4How to Train Your Dragon$410,312-6%3,003-423$137$202,241,4917Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Back-up Plan$409,901-12%3,003-277$136$31,342,1133CBS Films
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$222,000-5%2,157-580$103$158,675,0006Warner Bros.
7The Losers$211,000-1%2,450-486$86$22,100,0003Warner Bros.
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$208,026-6%1,706-565$122$39,159,4434Sony / Screen Gems
11Furry Vengeance$189,151-14%3,0025$63$12,665,8242Summit
12The Last Song$87,491-11%1,303-973$67$60,607,5076Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, May. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Hot Tub Time Machine$71,000-4%802-310$89$48,808,0007MGM
3City Island$61,5400%247-22$249$3,116,0658Anchor Bay
4Alice in Wonderland (2010)$58,095-5%582-468$100$331,034,94610Disney
6Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$27,755-7%404-323$69$59,483,0206Lionsgate
7The Ghost Writer$22,9446%231-105$99$14,944,19612Summit
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$21,987-1%625-541$35$61,569,9708Fox
9She's Out of My League$14,043-2%26118$54$31,325,3159Paramount
10Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,5834%221-44$52$88,219,52913Fox
12Shutter Island$11,266-15%189-61$60$126,910,98912Paramount
13Our Family Wedding$8,6011%11921$72$20,021,5659Fox Searchlight
14The Tooth Fairy$8,307-1%160-26$52$59,737,78016Fox
15The Crazies$7,62211%149-48$51$39,039,48911Overture
16Letters to God$5,8005%112-87$52$2,763,0005Vivendi
17Brooklyn's Finest$4,3740%113-33$39$27,134,55910Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, May. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$78,0001%48-1$1,625$5,315,0008Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$13,0000%182$722$21,921,00065Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Joneses$6,552-4%68-55$96$1,367,3564Roadside Attractions
4Crazy Heart$6,0184%75-43$80$39,412,50721Fox Searchlight
5The Runaways$5,32711%65-57$82$3,502,8638Apparition
6Cop Out$3,400-3%91-50$37$44,840,00011Warner Bros.
7The Book of Eli$3,30010%61-16$54$94,832,00017Warner Bros.
8Remember Me$2,665-22%76-42$35$19,065,1649Summit
9The Square (2010)$2,63212%17-7$155$224,9975Apparition
10The Secret of Kells$2,01431%22-15$92$435,20410GKIDS
11The Blind Side$700-30%25-21$28$255,947,00025Warner Bros.
12That Evening Sun$28923%4--$72$278,26227Freestyle