'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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Oct 07Wed280$8,838,8218%$9,345,104The Martian
Oct 06Tue279$12,699,8069%$13,351,611The Martian
Oct 02Fri275$41,701,07410%$43,465,834The Martian
Oct 01Thu274$7,023,60512%$7,793,453Hotel Transylvania 2
Oct 04Sun277$37,201,31112%$38,945,883The Martian
Oct 03Sat276$61,771,13913%$65,767,198The Martian
Oct 05Mon278$9,871,17016%$10,400,162The Martian