Hotel Transylvania 2 proved that the sky is the limit at the box office with a $47.5 million weekend debut.
Hotel Transylvania 2 made it big at the box office and scored a whopping $47.5 million. This is quite an achievement for Adam Sandler as well as Sony Pictures. The animated movie is one to watch and ought not be missed by anyone be that person a man, woman or child.
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Both Adam Sandler and Sony Pictures had suffered in recent times due to scanty returns on their output. Sandler, who was the main man of Tinsel Town, ended up losing a lot of money in the case of Blended, That’s My Boy and Jack and Jill.
Sandler was losing credibility and he desperately needed to do something which would improve his image. Sony Pictures meanwhile had its storage of cyberware attacked by a group of hackers that were situated in North Korea.
Aloha and Pixels were both flops at the box office. So something needed to be done and fast. Things picked up speed with War Room and The Perfect Guy. As for Hotel Transylvania 2, it is a big improvement as a sequel on its previous original version.
Hotel Transylvania had proved to be a hit in Latin America. But with this sequel, things were on a roll. In fact, the animated franchise is ready to enter the Hall of Fame for being the most memorable vicarious experience.
Sony Pictures had promised another installment since storytelling never really ends. Everything is grist for the mill and the more things change, the more they remain the same. At the multiplex cinemas, besides Hotel Transylvania 2, “Everest” was shown on 500 Imax premium format screens. This film got shown at more than 3000 sites.
The main difference between Everest and Hotel Transylvania 2 was the former attracted a male audience while the latter was primarily meant for females. On the other hand, Warner Brothers’ “The Intern” had Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in it.
Other films such as Something’s Gotta Give and The Holiday were next in line after the above mentioned movies. The Intern was a crowd favorite. Besides the narrative and the plot, it was the motifs and symbols as well as the costumes that attracted audiences to watch these films. Eli Roth’s Green Inferno and a future film titled Delirium also figure somewhere in the mix.
According to EW, this weekend’s top five movies at the box office:
1. Hotel Transylvania 2 — $47.5 million
2. The Intern — $18.2 million
3. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials — $14 million
4. Everest — $13.1 million
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5. Black Mass — $11.5 million