'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 Sun, Nov. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$8,115,053-39%3,9495$2,055$88,822,6352Paramount / DreamWorks
2Unstoppable (2010)$5,207,312-45%3,207--$1,624$22,688,4571Fox
3Due Date$3,533,668-45%3,36510$1,050$58,897,3082Warner Bros.
4Skyline$2,649,230-38%2,880--$920$11,692,4151Universal / Rogue
5Morning Glory (2010)$2,200,217-44%2,518--$874$11,809,3211Paramount
6For Colored Girls$1,552,682-48%2,1270$730$30,687,4682Lionsgate
7Red (2010)$1,103,289-52%2,878-351$383$79,677,3965Summit
8Saw 3D$674,772-45%1,976-832$341$43,580,3103Lionsgate
9Paranormal Activity 2$617,952-53%2,403-765$257$81,930,6574Paramount
11Jackass 3D$497,433-48%1,607-558$310$114,643,2665Paramount
12The Social Network$388,526-53%1,088-772$357$87,807,5027Sony / Columbia
13Hereafter$336,220-43%1,691-674$199$31,448,8425Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$268,619-54%1,239-711$217$50,754,7296Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$267,263-44%175129$1,527$1,919,6402Summit
2Conviction$151,507-46%493-179$307$6,022,8235Fox Searchlight
3Despicable Me$101,010-37%273-34$370$248,815,41019Universal
4The Town$96,068-53%375-426$256$90,626,5569Warner Bros.
5Waiting for 'Superman'$59,197-33%204-38$290$5,891,8798Paramount Vantage
6Inception$56,097-45%262-29$214$291,832,59318Warner Bros.
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$46,533-37%240-500$194$54,362,5018Warner Bros.
8Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$35,480-49%249-104$142$52,147,7898Fox
9Easy A$34,521-53%197-289$175$57,539,4059Sony / Screen Gems
10The Other Guys$30,164-41%182-53$166$119,219,97815Sony / Columbia
11Takers$26,693-40%176-39$152$57,744,72012Sony / Screen Gems
12Alpha and Omega$23,548-19%123-165$191$24,589,7939Lionsgate
13Nowhere Boy$16,910-45%111-64$152$1,330,9526Weinstein Company
14Let Me In$16,137-29%14348$113$12,067,3977Relativity / Overture
16Case 39$8,799-31%106-51$83$13,248,4777Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$122,435-31%2218$5,565$811,5282Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$48,547-43%56-4$867$18,078,26035Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Stone$19,692-39%87-22$226$1,640,4966Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$13,661-33%140$976$24,795,60692Warner Bros. / IMAX
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$11,225-41%67-134$168$6,309,8746Focus
7Cool It$7,894-24%41--$193$26,8471Roadside Attractions
8Never Let Me Go$6,334-45%32-19$198$2,331,3489Fox Searchlight
9Catfish$6,005-42%25-30$240$3,201,2139Universal / Rogue
11Jack Goes Boating$2,221-57%343$65$512,1839Relativity / Overture
12The Tillman Story$2,089-45%21-3$99$782,60013Weinstein Company
13Wild Target$1,625-54%50$325$54,8203Freestyle
14Winter's Bone$1,0212%100$102$6,040,46323Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$312-54%3-1$104$657,19417Weinstein Company
16Piranha 3D$107-68%82$13$25,002,87213Weinstein Company
17I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$23-87%1-1$23$92,4016Anchor Bay