This weekend Hollywood gave us all kinds of movies this weekend, but it was a family monster flick that flew the highest!
Adam Sandler's Hotel Transylvania 2 was number one at the box office and took in $47.5 million in North America alone — setting the record for a first weekend in the notoriously slow September!
But don't feel bad for the previous record-holder — it was the original Hotel Transylvania!
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Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro's The Intern ended up snagging second with $18.2 million — a pretty solid take for the workplace comedy!
Director Nancy Meyers' films — such as Something's Gotta Give and It's Complicated — generally target older audiences who don't flock to the theaters for opening weekend!
The disappointment of the weekend was Everest, which pulled in a lackluster $13.1 million for it's expanded release after having a somewhat promising IMAX 3D engagement last weekend. However, the film did have a stronger take overseas as it scored $33.8 million in its second weekend in the foreign market.
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Eli Roth's cannibal flick The Green Inferno was also finally released — after sitting on the shelf in legal limbo for a year — in only half the theaters with minimal, targeted advertising. The studio reportedly was only hoping for $4-5 million, but instead got just $3.5 mil — WOMP!
We guess people were more in the mood for funny monsters than scary ones!
Does Hotel Transylvania 2 get you in the Halloween mood?? Let us know what you're most excited for in the comments (below)!
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