Box Office: "Hotel Transylvania" Scares Off the Competition

Posted Sunday September 30, 2012 4:15 PM GMT

Topping the competition with ease while posting solid opening numbers, "Hotel Transylvania" is perched atop the box office to begin the weekend of September 28-30, 2012.

The Sony Pictures Animation crafted family comedy, which features the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, enjoyed an estimated first day take of $11 million followed by another $19 million on Saturday while projected to boast debut weekend sales of $43.0 million.

Also a theatrical newcomer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt's sci-fi thriller "Looper" is off to a fine start with an estimated $6.8 million opening day and $8.8 million day two putting it in line for a three day total of $21.3 million.

Filling out the top five at the box office in earmarked earnings are a trio of motion pictures in their second week of release, with third place going to Jake Gyllenhaal's crime drama "End of Watch" ($7.8 million), which outpaced the Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams helmed drama "Trouble with the Curve" ($7.5 million) and Jennifer Lawrence's horror/thriller "House At The End Of The Street" ($7.3 million).