'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.

Monthly domestic gross

MonthTotal Gross% of yearAvg.Top movieGross% of total
September$616,030,0007%3,460,843Hotel Transylvania 2$55,753,9449%
October$193,110,0002%1,441,083The Martian$67,908,51635%
February$764,610,0009%4,997,451Fifty Shades of Grey$145,024,88019%
August$843,250,00010%5,237,578Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation$150,667,85818%
March$703,830,0008%4,398,938Cinderella (2015)$153,247,55722%
January$1,003,760,00012%6,393,376American Sniper$242,178,86624%
April$777,370,0009%4,599,822Furious 7$324,424,35542%
May$1,073,220,00013%6,167,931Avengers: Age of Ultron$427,551,42740%
June$1,233,980,00015%8,065,229Jurassic World$514,374,15542%