Box Office: "Hotel Transylvania" Scares Off the Competition
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).