'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 Sat, Aug. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$22,162,059-13%3,845--$5,764$47,764,2201Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$16,947,11238%4,0888$4,146$163,650,6342Disney
3Into the Storm$6,439,224-1%3,434--$1,875$12,967,9081Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$4,303,51917%2,023--$2,127$7,966,1061Disney / DreamWorks
6Hercules (2014)$2,361,94534%2,896-699$816$61,889,8313Paramount
7Get On Up$2,196,48046%2,4691$890$21,617,1802Universal
8Step Up All In$2,096,763-27%2,072--$1,012$4,953,0081Lionsgate / Summit
9Dawn of the Planet of the Apes$1,787,64143%2,306-977$775$196,467,3415Fox
10Planes: Fire and Rescue$999,85638%2,280-961$439$52,255,0204Disney
11The Purge: Anarchy$913,85025%1,602-1054$570$67,891,8304Universal
12And So It Goes$509,90842%1,111-705$459$12,906,8593Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$983,88666%80175$1,228$9,789,3033Roadside Attractions
2Sex Tape$469,73331%944-1556$498$36,611,7834Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$285,89144%526-335$544$169,914,8559Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Transformers: Age of Extinction$248,82152%580-1152$429$242,716,6137Paramount
5Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$246,0981145%251--$980$2,382,2051FUNimation / Screenvision
7Tammy$218,93237%550-865$398$82,614,0706Warner Bros. / New Line
822 Jump Street$144,23332%313-515$461$189,378,0079Sony / Columbia
9Chef$142,25061%242-108$588$28,854,58214Open Road
10Edge of Tomorrow$132,14530%265-137$499$99,181,92710Warner Bros.
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$113,75744%22737$501$231,992,03612Fox
12The Fault in Our Stars$79,54024%223-59$357$123,788,67510Fox
13Begin Again$76,96854%245-482$314$14,226,6097Weinstein Company
14Rio 2$59,804101%166-46$360$131,231,07518Fox
15Earth to Echo$59,32826%217-319$273$37,416,1606Relativity Media
16Godzilla (2014)$53,81241%178-99$302$200,392,76413Warner Bros.
17Jersey Boys$48,26951%150-136$322$46,457,7008Warner Bros.
18Blended$42,32833%144-43$294$46,054,50012Warner Bros.
19Wish I Was Here$38,77141%202-551$192$3,430,6864Focus
20Neighbors (2014)$38,16541%139-38$275$149,913,33514Universal
21The Fluffy Movie$36,85935%156-276$236$2,673,3433Open Road
22America (2014)$25,21626%121-357$208$14,299,2337Lionsgate
23The Amazing Spider-Man 2$23,88750%104-57$230$202,760,18215Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Calvary$108,08959%4440$2,457$281,5622Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$53,47010%410$1,304$5,741,72819Warner Bros. / IMAX
3What If$48,106-3%20--$2,405$97,4851CBS Films
4Kick$39,58435%74-88$535$2,365,0483UTV Motion Pictures
6I Origins$13,55342%88-34$154$297,8294Fox Searchlight
7The Grand Seduction$10,60756%33-17$321$3,266,34511eOne Films US
8Heaven is for Real$10,11140%60-36$169$91,436,33117Sony / TriStar
9Think Like a Man Too$9,14921%31-84$295$65,099,0208Sony / Screen Gems
10Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$8,39442%44-53$191$30,571,8476Sony / Screen Gems
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,00472%36-23$195$111,424,91523Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Yves Saint Laurent$2,429106%6-2$405$273,6087Weinstein Company
13Words and Pictures$2,39032%12-6$199$2,153,48112Roadside Attractions
14The LEGO Movie$1,47014%17-21$86$257,729,61627Warner Bros.
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$25036%3-1$83$211,57510RADiUS-TWC
16As It Is in Heaven (2014)$13339%21$67$10,3255Embark Visuals
17Fed Up$7330%2-5$37$1,534,85914RADiUS-TWC