'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Aug. 5 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$11,238,166-21%4,242-162$2,649$353,935,0943Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$7,137,896-24%3,601--$1,982$25,577,7581Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$3,732,065-26%3,391--$1,101$14,623,5991Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$2,722,517-19%3,542-327$769$132,071,8994Fox
5The Watch$2,049,906-20%3,1680$647$25,541,1182Fox
6Step Up Revolution$1,816,598-17%2,60639$697$23,724,6112Lionsgate / Summit
7Ted (2012)$1,743,210-23%2,767-362$630$203,579,9156Universal
8The Amazing Spider-Man$1,412,497-19%2,425-735$582$250,740,6485Sony / Columbia
10Magic Mike$398,429-26%1,202-873$331$110,928,6776Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$380,743-28%687-166$554$40,779,12711Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$361,725-27%318110$1,138$5,883,5606Fox Searchlight
4Men in Black 3$204,196-22%326139$626$176,626,90711Sony / Columbia
5Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$202,984-9%504-304$403$210,852,3429Paramount / DreamWorks
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$186,850-42%737-374$254$64,142,2536Lionsgate
7The Intouchables$181,908-27%1940$938$8,648,79111Weinstein Company
8The Hunger Games$127,512-26%291-19$438$406,697,22420Lionsgate
9The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$106,052-18%230-46$461$45,014,05514Fox Searchlight
10Snow White and the Huntsman$95,790-25%309-46$310$153,829,95510Universal
11Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$65,197-15%277-329$235$24,789,0975Paramount
13Safety Not Guaranteed$48,658-31%121-28$402$3,464,5519FilmDistrict
14Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$44,448-11%165-32$269$37,014,0757Fox
15Dark Shadows$34,127-19%132-90$259$79,628,02413Warner Bros.
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$19,721-22%112-39$176$31,051,12615Sony / Columbia
17Rock of Ages$18,848-33%145-157$130$38,452,3338Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ruby Sparks$119,150-31%6451$1,862$638,6832Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$71,250-2%520$1,370$6,855,60116Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$18,871-20%330$572$20,339,95170Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Soldiers of Fortune$8,423-10%50--$168$24,9781Roadside Attractions
5Easy Money (2012)$6,835-28%61$1,139$114,2344Weinstein Company
6For Greater Glory$6,19110%34-55$182$5,654,16510ARC Entertainment
7A Cat In Paris$3,772-26%142$269$274,08810GKIDS
8Mirror Mirror$2,181-12%39-17$56$64,890,59519Relativity Media