‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Cruises to Top of the Box Office

 

1. “Hotel Transylvania 3” Sony $44,100,000
2. “Ant-Man and The Wasp” Buena Vista $28,840,000
3. “Skyscraper” Universal $25,485,000
4. “Incredibles 2” Buena Vista $16,220,000
5. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Universal $15,515,000
6. “The First Purge” Universal $9,130,000
7. “Sorry to Bother You” Annapurna $4,258,000
8. “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” Sony $3,850,000
9. “Uncle Drew” Lionsgate $3,225,000
10. “Ocean’s 8” Warner Bros. $2,910,000

 

Sony’s latest animated tale, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” came in first place at the weekend box office, according to Box Office Mojo.

It was the second best opening for the franchise, coming in $4 million under “Hotel Transylvania 2,” but ahead of the first film by $2M. The animated family comedy, also opened internationally, and crossed $100M worldwide in its first week. In terms of actual numbers, it is the third highest opening for an Adam Sandler movie. But when adjusted for inflation, it is in the bottom third of his film debuts.

Ant-Man and The Wasp” continues to do well, adding another $28M in its second weekend. The tiniest Avenger has earned $283M worldwide. It is now just $2M behind the MCU’s lowest grossing entry, “The Incredible Hulk.” However, when factoring in international numbers, it passed “Hulk” by about $20M.

Dwayne Johnson‘s latest action flick, “Skyscraper,” opened in third place with $25M. With a budget of $125M, it is one of the bigger disappointments for one of Johnson’s films. It also managed $40M overseas, for a worldwide total of $65M. It will likely fare better next week when it opens in China and throughout Asia, where big budget event action movies tend to do well.

Incredibles 2” moves down one spot to fourth place with $16M. The Disney/Pixar sequel 14 years in the making has earned $856M worldwide after a month in theaters. Even after adjusting for inflation, this film is $150M ahead of the first. It is the highest grossing film for Pixar, too. Worldwide, it is number 5.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” rounds out the top five with $15.5M. The latest Jurassic film has amassed $1.1 Billion worldwide, with a domestic total of $363M.

There were no additional debuts in this week’s top ten, but there were a few things to note. Universal’s “The First Purge” drops to sixth place with $9M, and a two week total of $49M. Their production budget was only $13M and they added another $23M in international sales. Things are tracking well for the spin-off television series that premiers this fall.

This week’s seventh place finisher was the limited release, “Sorry to Bother You” from Annapurna Pictures. The film opened on just 16 screens last week. This week, they expanded to 800 screens and jumped into the top ten. It was the only film in this week’s top films not to come from a big studio. The imaginative, genre-defying independent film earned $4M this weekend, with a total of $5M over 10 days.

Read Joey Magidson’s review here.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado” dropped from fifth to eighth place with $3.8M. Its worldwide total now sits at $59M. The comedy “Uncle Drew” moved from sixth to ninth with $3.2M and now has $38M worldwide. And the all-lady heist comedy “Ocean’s 8” adds $2.9M for a tenth place finish. The latest “Oceans” movie passed $250M worldwide.

Next week’s new releases include limited engagements of “McQueen,” “Generation Wealth” and “Blindspotting.” There are also several sequels coming, including “Unfriended: Dark Web,” “Mamma Mia 2,” and Denzel Washington’s first sequel, “Equalizer 2.”

Did you see “Hotel Transylvania 3” this weekend? Or did you check out something else like “Sorry to Bother You?” Comment below and share!