'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, Mar. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Battle: Los Angeles$8,804,353-34%3,417--$2,577$35,573,1871Sony / Columbia
3Red Riding Hood$3,287,691-43%3,030--$1,085$14,005,3351Warner Bros.
4The Adjustment Bureau$2,945,230-44%2,8477$1,035$38,589,5952Universal
5Mars Needs Moms$2,075,893-33%3,117--$666$6,914,4881Disney
6Hall Pass$1,322,028-39%2,555-395$517$34,842,2893Warner Bros. / New Line
7Beastly$1,182,712-45%1,9597$604$16,911,6332CBS Films
8Gnomeo and Juliet$1,127,396-32%2,585-399$436$89,102,3655Disney
9Just Go With It$969,674-47%2,398-522$404$94,000,8475Sony / Columbia
10The King's Speech$931,360-45%1,768-472$527$129,010,23516Weinstein Company
11Unknown (2011)$853,201-45%2,303-610$370$58,410,8454Warner Bros.
12I Am Number Four$602,834-40%2,005-898$301$50,455,7234Disney / DreamWorks
13Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$401,209-35%1,247-1007$322$70,955,6415Paramount
14Take Me Home Tonight$350,811-32%2,0030$175$5,891,0922Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$337,874-48%931-711$363$35,162,9584Fox
2Cedar Rapids$251,653-40%394159$639$4,597,3325Fox Searchlight
3The Fighter$147,692-46%463-112$319$92,931,28814Paramount
4Yogi Bear$142,055-37%404138$352$98,677,80413Warner Bros.
5Black Swan$114,219-44%337-344$339$105,928,21715Fox Searchlight
6True Grit (2010)$101,938-52%401-324$254$169,381,40512Paramount
7The Green Hornet$96,396-43%30940$312$97,485,2299Sony / Columbia
8Drive Angry$86,218-34%551-1739$156$10,308,0513Summit
9Biutiful$54,232-35%114-32$476$4,520,31211Roadside Attractions
10No Strings Attached$46,450-45%254-171$183$70,002,4108Paramount
11The Roommate$35,817-52%213-393$168$37,153,1536Sony / Screen Gems
12Little Fockers$30,890-42%177-44$175$148,383,78012Universal
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$29,494-30%122-86$242$294,713,60817Warner Bros.
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$23,230-35%123-62$189$104,121,13914Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$58,912-21%4--$14,728$182,8851Focus
2Kill the Irishman$40,059-36%5--$8,012$145,4301Anchor Bay Films
3Hubble 3D$37,684-25%490$769$22,518,07452Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Blue Valentine (2010)$16,789-38%60-36$280$9,514,42811Weinstein Company
5happythankyoumoreplease$16,252-24%1917$855$94,6072Anchor Bay Films
6The Rite$14,974-32%85-116$176$32,722,5297Warner Bros. / New Line
7Gulliver's Travels (2010)$14,541-27%99-57$147$42,645,67612Fox
8127 Hours$14,278-33%79-56$181$18,236,58619Fox Searchlight
9The Eagle$13,181-37%99-228$133$19,292,9825Focus
10The Company Men$13,080-50%63-49$208$4,155,4898Weinstein Company
11Season of the Witch$8,086-27%54-55$150$24,794,24910Relativity Media
12Rabbit Hole$8,079-30%38-17$213$2,159,55813Lionsgate
13The Mechanic$6,900-24%42-67$164$28,931,2547CBS Films
14From Prada to Nada$4,108-12%33-2$124$2,957,7817Lionsgate / Pantelion
15I Love You Phillip Morris$3,216-2%12-1$268$1,978,81715Roadside Attractions
16Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$2,672-5%3-1$891$71,8795Phase 4 Films
17Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$1,93638%1--$1,936$28,77315Argot Pictures
18Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$1,692-13%10$1,692$33,2053Rialto
19Winter's Bone$1,230-40%9-4$137$6,527,44840Roadside Attractions