'The Martian' Zooms Past $60M Mark After Leading Tuesday with $5.46M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Remains Strong in Second with $1.85MOctober 07, 2015 01:13 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian grossed $5.46 million on Tuesday to claim first place at the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was up a solid 24 percent over Monday. The Martian surpassed the $60 million mark yesterday and continues to perform towards the higher end of its lofty pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $64.17 million. The film is currently running 4 percent ahead of the $61.84 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after five days of wide release and 6 percent behind the $68.45 million five-day take 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 took in $1.85 million to remain in second. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 32.5 percent over Monday and down 38 percent from last Tuesday. Hotel Transylvania 2 has grossed a stronger than expected $93.98 million through twelve days of release. That places the film an impressive 14 percent ahead of the $82.76 million twelve-day gross of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern was up one spot and a strong 44 percent over Monday to claim third on Tuesday with $1.36 million. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was down 44 percent from last Tuesday. The Intern has grossed $38.89 million in twelve days. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 7.5 percent ahead of the $36.18 million twelve-day take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario fell one spot to land in fourth place with $1.31 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was up 25 percent over Monday's performance. The 19-day total for Sicario stands at a promising $17.52 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.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials rounded out the day's top five with $0.646 million. The young adult sequel from Fox was up 36 percent over Monday and down 47 percent from last Tuesday. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has grossed a softer than expected $64.52 million in 19 days. That places the film 14 percent behind the $75.03 million 19-day gross of last year's The Maze Runner.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 18 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Purge: Anarchy$13,006,545--2,806--$4,635$13,006,5451Universal
2Dawn of the Planet of the Apes$10,420,76779%3,9692$2,626$113,373,6112Fox
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$6,368,061--3,826--$1,664$6,368,0611Disney
4Sex Tape$5,670,011--3,062--$1,852$5,670,0111Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,793,23059%3,224-689$866$219,950,1184Paramount
6Tammy$2,294,91676%3,402-63$675$65,943,0123Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$1,420,74784%2,229-582$637$177,229,8586Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,087,69921%2,169-716$501$157,959,5946Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Earth to Echo$1,019,74625%2,450-780$416$29,739,0603Relativity Media
11Begin Again$743,454133%1,302363$571$7,469,1204Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$504,76248%1,030-75$490$10,248,4584Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$492,1207%1,491-1558$330$28,175,8703Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$313,5012%1,003-965$313$43,547,2215Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man Too$343,68172%628-603$547$63,208,0085Sony / Screen Gems
2Edge of Tomorrow$320,41451%602-501$532$95,835,0647Warner Bros.
3Chef$270,10275%552-149$489$25,081,78711Open Road
4The Fault in Our Stars$258,26210%557-445$464$121,041,3407Fox
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$197,65749%387-268$511$229,972,3199Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$147,471308%32623$452$198,652,26310Warner Bros.
8Rio 2$92,98926%256-29$363$130,028,97715Fox
9Blended$85,18758%285-50$299$45,022,2379Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$74,75047%230-37$325$148,914,80511Universal
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$67,979--218-57$312$201,915,07312Sony / Columbia
12Heaven is for Real$36,740--149-24$247$90,989,07214Sony / TriStar
13The LEGO Movie$14,858-41%202-148$74$257,457,39924Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wish I Was Here$150,266--68--$2,210$150,2661Focus
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$51,931-14%410$1,267$4,511,05916Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$31,65035%90-2$352$2,843,3588eOne Films US
4Belle$28,16231%92-15$306$10,365,84612Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$13,56041%46-17$295$58,904,20420Fox Searchlight
6The Other Woman (2014)$11,5306%60-36$192$83,796,74513Fox
7Words and Pictures$9,84851%33-7$298$2,026,9289Roadside Attractions
8I Origins$9,530--4--$2,383$9,5301Fox Searchlight
9Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,048-19%63-15$112$111,274,75620Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10Yves Saint Laurent$6,74215%11-3$613$191,4884Weinstein Company
11Fed Up$2,63743%12-8$220$1,512,56311RADiUS-TWC
12God's Not Dead$1,734-35%11-14$158$60,733,18318Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,155904%104$116$204,0887RADiUS-TWC
14Godzilla: The Japanese Original$819-12%1--$819$146,41814Rialto Pictures
15Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$222-49%8-2$28$8,458,34111Clarius Entertainment
16The Hornet's Nest$97-6%1-1$97$310,82511Freestyle Releasing