Thursday, October 18

Hotel Transylvania 3 beats Skyscraper, garners $100 million in worldwide opening

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Amid FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has successfully grabbed the Numero uno spot at the box office in its opening weekend, surpassing the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper”, which took only USD 25.5 million.

The monster-adventure animated movie opened to USD 44.1 million in the US this weekend, swooping into the number one spot in North America.

The numbers put it on par with the previous movies in the series the first Hotel Transylvania opened to USD 42 million and the second to USD 48 million. Worldwide, “Hotel Transylvania 3” has already earned more than USD 100 million, including special Amazon Prime screenings in the US and early foreign grosses.

The successful series has grossed over USD 900 million worldwide to date.

Disney and Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp followed at number two with USD 28.8 million, falling more than 60 per cent in its second outing.

Costing USD 80 million to produce before marketing, the film deals with the monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks, the sequel is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.

The movie is slated to hit the Indian theatres on July 20.