Hotel Transylvania 2 Dominates Weekend Box Office

 

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Hotel Transylvania 2 opens in the top spot with a considerable lead over new releases The Intern and The Green Inferno.

Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Hotel Transylvania 2 brings classic Gothic horror characters, Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, and the Wolfman, back together in a family friendly animated comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg. It opened well ahead of the competition with $48.5 million.

The Intern, from writer and director, Nancy Meyers, opened in second with $17.7 million. The film stars Robert De Niro as a 70-year-old widower working as an intern for Jules Ostin, played by Anne Hathaway, at an online fashion website. The Intern seems to have critics divided, with many claiming a bland story, despite respectable performances from both De Niro and Hathaway.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials drops from first to third, bringing in $14.3 million, a 52.9% drop in its second week. Man vs. nature thriller Everest opened wide, bumping it up to fourth place with $13.2 million. Black Mass rounds out the top five in its second week with $11 million.

Eli Roth‘s highly anticipated new film, The Green Inferno, disappoints with a $3.5 million opening. The film tells the story of a group of students in the Amazon who find themselves hunted by a cannibalistic tribe of natives. Critics for the most part have not responded positively to Roth’s characteristic over-the-top gore and gratuitous violence. It currently sits at 37% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Stay tuned next week for an update on the releases of Ridley Scott‘s The Martian, Robert Zemeckis‘ The Walk, and a wide release of Denis Villenueve‘s Sicario (Check out a BlueCat review of Sicario here).

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