'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Oct. 11 - Sun, Oct. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Gravity$45,000,000-19%3,66085$12,295$124,134,9192Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$26,500,000--3,020--$8,775$26,500,0001Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$14,500,000-31%3,874-127$3,743$78,336,6773Sony / Columbia
4Machete Kills$4,000,000--2,538--$1,576$4,000,0001Open Road
5Runner Runner$3,800,000-51%3,0260$1,256$14,188,9582Fox
6Prisoners$3,700,000-36%2,855-381$1,296$53,654,8794Warner Bros.
7Insidious: Chapter 2$2,700,000-31%2,156-451$1,252$78,497,0175FilmDistrict
8Rush (2013)$2,350,000-48%2,130-178$1,103$22,187,2694Universal
9Don Jon$2,300,000-45%1,996-426$1,152$20,101,1503Relativity Media
10Baggage Claim$1,950,000-52%1,320-710$1,477$18,147,4783Fox Searchlight

Limited (100 — 999)

1Enough Said$2,000,000-9%606169$3,300$8,251,5994Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

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