Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania launched huge at the end of last month and finished its opening frame No. 1 with $43 million, breaking the all-time September opening-weekend record and becoming the unit’s top-grossing debut ever. Its domestic cume has reached $137.5 million so far and it’s on the shortlist for the animated feature Oscar. It’s no surprise that the studio wants another one and has set a September 25, 2015 release date for it. So far the competition that week is Fox’s animated ghost pic B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations, starring Seth Rogen.
What A Weekend! Sony Has Best Ever #1 + #2 Films: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Sets Records; Uni’s ‘Pitch Perfect’ Tops Screen Average; Walden’s ‘Won’t Back Down’ Flops
SUNDAY AM, 4TH UPDATE: Hollywood finally can celebrate better box office which breaks a 5-week losing streak. Friday and Saturday overperformed for an ‘up’ weekend: $110M total moviegoing, which is +20% better than last year. And Sony Pictures has $66.2M – or …
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