‘Hotel Transylvania’ leading the weekend box office
LOS ANGELES, Sept 30, 2012. The animated monsters who become Dracula’s guests in “Hotel Transylvania” scared up $43 million in their first weekend out, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Another film in its premiere weekend, “Looper,” a mob movie starring Bruce
Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, trailed in second place with a $21.2 million debut.
Cop drama “End of Watch” with Jake Gyllenhaal, was in the number three spot with $8 million for its second week in theaters. It was followed by Clint Eastwood’s “Trouble with the Curve,” about a baseball recruiter losing his sight, with $7.5 million.
Fright flick “House at the End of the Street” brought in $7.2 million in the number five spot, while teen comedy-musical “Pitch Perfect” was sixth with $5.2 million.
The 3D version of pioneering 2003 animated movie “Finding Nemo” was in the seventh spot with $4.1 million. In eighth was “Resident Evil: Retribution,” cashing in $3 million.
“The Master,” about the rise of a religious leader in the United States in the 1950s, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned $2.75 million. Rounding out the top 10 was “Won’t Back Down,” about two mothers trying to improve a school, raking in $2.7 million.