'The Martian' Takes $3.74 Million In First Place on Wednesday; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Adds $1.24 MillionOctober 08, 2015 07:50 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Fox reports The Martian added $3.74 million as it easily retained first place on Wednesday. That gives it a six-day domestic total of $67.9 million, putting it 8 percent behind where Gravity stood at the same point and 4 percent ahead of Interstellar.

In second place, Hotel Transylvania 2 eased 37 percent from last Wednesday to $1.24 million yesterday. With $95.2 million in the bank through 13 days of play, the sequel is pacing 14 percent ahead of its predecessor.

The Intern claimed third place yesterday with $0.99 million, down just 42 percent from last week. With $39.9 million earned through 13 days, the Nancy Meyers film continues to enjoy strong holding power thanks to positive word of mouth.

Sicario took fourth place on Wednesday with $0.92 million, up 373 percent from last week when the film was still in limited release. The strongly reviewed thriller has earned $18.4 million domestically thus far.

Filling out the top five, Black Mass was off 59 percent from last Wednesday to $0.46 million yesterday. The film's domestic total now stands at $54 million.

Meanwhile, The Walk added $165,371 million in IMAX release yesterday, down 31 percent from its first day last week. The well-reviewed Robert Zemeckis film has earned $2.54 million through eight days and expands nationwide on Friday.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 4 - Sun, Jan. 6

Wide (1000+)

1Texas Chainsaw 3D$22,500,000--2,654--$8,478$22,500,0001Lionsgate
2Django Unchained$19,800,000-34%3,0100$6,578$106,069,3772Weinstein Company
3The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$17,500,000-45%3,755-345$4,660$263,789,5074Warner Bros. / New Line
4Les Miserables (2012)$16,300,000-40%2,90490$5,613$103,787,4802Universal
5Parental Guidance$10,300,000-29%3,3681$3,058$52,935,0792Fox
6Jack Reacher$9,400,000-31%3,288-64$2,859$64,904,3413Paramount
7This is 40$8,700,000-30%2,93117$2,968$54,601,8453Universal
8Lincoln$5,400,000-26%1,901-65$2,841$144,075,2199Disney / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$4,700,000-28%2,312-119$2,033$31,376,9343Paramount
10Monsters, Inc. 3D$3,900,000-40%2,103-515$1,854$27,893,6493Disney
11Promised Land (2012)$3,850,0002114%1,6761651$2,297$4,195,5282Focus
12Skyfall$3,250,000-28%1,307-330$2,487$296,979,5709Sony / Columbia
13Rise of The Guardians$2,800,000-43%1,507-548$1,858$97,352,0847Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

1Silver Linings Playbook$3,600,000-12%7450$4,832$34,660,0598Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$2,850,000-25%965-213$2,953$91,076,0967Fox
3The Impossible$2,500,0001269%572557$4,371$3,157,0293Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

1Zero Dark Thirty$2,600,000722%6055$43,333$4,310,1323Sony / Columbia