'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, Mar. 14 - Sun, Mar. 16

Wide (1000+)

1Mr. Peabody & Sherman$22,000,000-32%3,95117$5,568$63,979,9162Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2300: Rise of an Empire$19,500,000-57%3,49020$5,587$78,705,5532Warner Bros.
3Need For Speed$18,000,000--3,115--$5,778$18,000,0001Disney / DreamWorks
4Non-Stop (2014)$10,700,000-32%3,18370$3,362$68,889,8103Universal
5Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$9,300,000--1,896--$4,905$9,300,0001Lionsgate
6The LEGO Movie$8,300,000-24%3,040-250$2,730$237,526,9286Warner Bros.
7Son of God$5,500,000-47%2,990-281$1,839$50,974,7083Fox
8Frozen (2013)$2,300,000-22%1,466-194$1,569$396,538,85017Disney
9The Monuments Men$2,050,000-33%1,594-407$1,286$73,868,6926Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

1Veronica Mars$2,250,000--291--$7,732$2,250,0001Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Grand Budapest Hotel$3,500,000331%6662$53,030$4,638,9402Fox Searchlight