‘Hotel Transylvania’ Sequel Bites Big At Box Office

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Sequel Bites Big At Box Office This weekend was a good one for the box office as it was up just under 30% over last year, laregly on the strength of Hotel Transylvania 2. Much like the first film, it had a strong opening with a $47.5 million take and an A- CinemaScore. With no animated fare in the near future and a likely hold until Halloween, it’ll do pretty well overall for Sony.

The Intern had a solid debut as well with a $18 million take that has it performing better than most of Meyer’s films this century as her last big hit was really What Women Want back in 2000. The Green Inferno also opened this weekend with a heavily targeted approach of 1,500 screens and did about $3.5 million, which is hard to see it expanding beyond that especially with a C- CinemaScore.

What’s not getting a lot of attention is the international side where Lost in Hong Kong, the sequel to Lost in Thailand, opened in China with a $100 million total. It had a very limited screening in the US as well which accounted for $600k or so. The original film did $200 million in China – and just $57k in the US in its very limited run back in 2013 via AMC Theaters, but it’s really interesting to see a film go so big overseas but get so little attention here.

This coming week has a limited engagement on Wednesday with Attack on Titan as well as a special showing of Iron Giant: Signature Edition. The big film arriving on Friday is The Martian, which we expect to dominate in a big was, while Sicario will be going wider.

TITLE WEEKEND BO ESTIMATE WEEKEND CUME RELEASE DISTRIBUTOR*
WORLDWIDE INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC WORLDWIDE INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL # OF TERRITORIES DOMESTIC
Lost In Hong Kong $100,558,900 $100,000,000 $558,900 $100,558,900 $100,000,000 $558,900 MUL 6 WGU
Hotel Transylvania 2 $76,700,000 $29,200,000 $47,500,000 $76,700,000 $29,200,000 $47,500,000 SNY 43 SNY
Everest $46,891,130 $33,800,000 $13,091,130 $96,830,935 $73,700,000 $23,130,935 UNI 63 UNI
Maze Runner: The Sco… $42,400,000 $28,400,000 $14,000,000 $173,485,572 $121,800,000 $51,685,572 FOX 71 FOX
Intern, The $30,005,000 $11,780,000 $18,225,000 $30,005,000 $11,780,000 $18,225,000 WB 41 WB
Visit, The $11,749,925 $5,000,000 $6,749,925 $66,260,505 $14,000,000 $52,260,505 UNI 23 UNI
Black Mass $11,510,000 $11,510,000 $42,608,179 $42,608,179 WB 1 WB
Inside Out $8,382,000 $8,000,000 $382,000 $774,512,093 $421,000,000 $353,512,093 DIS 35 DIS
Throne, The $7,900,000 $7,900,000 $23,000,000 $23,000,000 SHO 1 N/A
Fack ju Gohte 2 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $52,000,000 $52,000,000 CON 2 N/A
Third way of Love, T… $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 MUL 1 N/A
Minions $7,243,625 $6,800,000 $443,625 $1,134,226,830 $800,700,000 $333,526,830 UNI 50 UNI
Pixels $6,785,000 $6,000,000 $785,000 $234,441,805 $157,200,000 $77,241,805 SNY 68 SNY
War Room $6,375,000 $2,100,000 $4,275,000 $58,199,681 $2,200,000 $55,999,681 MUL 15 SNY
Mission: Impossible … $6,220,000 $5,300,000 $920,000 $673,474,302 $480,000,000 $193,474,302 PAR 47 PAR
Sicario $5,270,000 $3,500,000 $1,770,000 $6,750,594 $4,400,000 $2,350,594 LGF 34 LGF
Perfect Guy, The $4,750,000 $4,750,000 $48,871,135 $48,871,135 SNY 1 SNY
Green Inferno, The $3,900,000 $400,000 $3,500,000 $3,900,000 $400,000 $3,500,000 MUL 4 HTR
Accidental Detective… $3,300,000 $3,300,000 $3,300,000 $3,300,000 CJE 1 N/A
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