'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 Mon, Feb. 7 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Roommate$706,982-58%2,534--$279$15,709,6171Sony / Screen Gems
3No Strings Attached$653,440-42%3,05028$214$52,046,1453Paramount
4The King's Speech$627,840-55%2,58427$243$84,155,38411Weinstein Company
5The Mechanic$557,989-38%2,7041$206$20,563,5082CBS Films
6The Rite$503,003-45%2,9850$169$24,204,5372Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Green Hornet$408,778-59%3,033-491$135$87,497,4004Sony / Columbia
8True Grit (2010)$393,387-37%2,902-218$136$155,295,9287Paramount
9Black Swan$304,938-50%1,977-338$154$96,166,64610Fox Searchlight
10The Dilemma$241,775-42%2,545-360$95$45,815,8004Universal
11The Fighter$238,110-38%1,662-252$143$82,638,8489Paramount
12Yogi Bear$125,499-78%1,807-326$69$95,492,8288Warner Bros.
13TRON: Legacy$110,405-58%1,040-465$106$168,868,6438Disney
15Little Fockers$88,075-54%1,355-696$65$146,630,3607Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$136,777-38%899-17$152$15,815,97214Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$79,138-49%45035$176$7,347,9846Weinstein Company
3Biutiful$61,050-60%179117$341$1,484,0406Roadside Attractions
4From Prada to Nada$51,789-74%2615$198$2,149,2122Lionsgate / Pantelion
5The Company Men$48,931-50%23120$212$2,347,8223Weinstein Company
6Country Strong$47,598-50%948-339$50$19,864,7807Sony / Screen Gems
7The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$32,641-71%514-218$64$102,596,4559Fox
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$30,607-61%365-100$84$292,791,82112Warner Bros.
9Season of the Witch$26,903-55%492-618$55$24,268,9585Relativity Media
10Megamind$26,118-67%290-10$90$147,485,65914Paramount / DreamWorks
11Gulliver's Travels (2010)$24,027-76%495-158$49$41,631,4797Fox
12The Social Network$19,664-52%294-73$67$96,418,23419Sony / Columbia
13The Way Back$14,210-46%145-450$98$2,548,7333Newmarket Films
14Rabbit Hole$14,063-52%1317$107$1,737,7638Lionsgate
15Unstoppable (2010)$10,726-42%202-48$53$81,211,92313Fox
16Fair Game (2010)$6,937-25%149109$47$9,481,08214Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$16,180-43%485$337$21,238,91947Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$6,371-52%46-14$139$1,610,4577Focus
3Winter's Bone$4,407-43%358$126$6,360,91035Roadside Attractions
4Faster (2010)$3,444-49%87-27$40$23,229,35511CBS Films
5Love and Other Drugs$3,028-27%46-71$66$32,332,96211Fox
6I Love You Phillip Morris$2,251-31%39-9$58$1,919,57810Roadside Attractions
7The Heart Specialist$1,788-27%56-63$32$1,098,0764Freestyle
8Waiting for Forever$1,121-35%3--$374$10,0381Freestyle