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Hotel Transylvania Tops US Box Office
Looper shoots into second

28 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Hotel Transylvania

Adam Sandler will be smiling a little more broadly this weekend. Bruised after a couple of big box-office disappointments, he’s scored a new winner with the animated antics of Hotel Transylvania. Thanks in no small part to director Genndy Tartakovsky, the misadventures of Dracula and co. scored a decent $43 million according to studio estimates, which puts it firmly at the top of the US box office.

It’s a good week all round for Sony, which was also distributing Rian Johnson’s brain-twitching sci-fi thriller Looper. The Joseph Gordon-Levitt / Bruce Willis pic launched in second with $21.2 million, pushing End Of Watch down to third with $8 million. Clint Eastwood-starring baseball drama Trouble With The Curve was down to fourth and $7.5 million, while horror pic House At The End Of The Street was at the bottom of the top five, earning $7.1 million.

Arriving in sixth place might seem like a disappointment for a capella-com Pitch Perfect, but given that it launched on just 335 screens compared to, say 3,349 for Hotel Transylvania, it’s not a bad start by any means. The singing pic took in $5.2 million.

Finding Nemo’s 3D re-release sank slightly to seventh with $4 million, while Resident Evil: Retribution was down to eighth and $3 million. The Master was ninth with $2.74 million and, squatting in tenth seemingly unable to drum up much interest, was crusading teacher drama Won’t Back Down, which made $2.7 million despite starting on 2,515 screens.

To go back in time and fight younger chart vampires, head to Box Office Mojo.


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