Friday Box Office – Strong Starts for Both HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and LOOPER

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It’s a good weekend to be Sony Pictures. The studio claimed the two top spots on Friday with Hotel Transylvania and Looper, and saw both new releases perform well above expectations. In first place, Hotel Transylvania earned an estimated $11 million from 3,349 runs. The animated film will easily win the weekend with almost $40 million: a record for a Sony Animation release and at least $10 million more than initially projected. Looper is also off to a strong start. Released under Sony’s TriStar label, the sci-fi feature took in an estimated $6.9 million on Friday from 2,992 locations. With strong word of mouth behind it, Looper could realize over $20 million through Sunday: well above the openings of recent R-rated releases. The weekend’s third wide opening, the Fox drama Won’t Back Down, fell below the top five with an estimated $921,000 from 2,515 locations. That was about the number Universal might have expected from its early release of Pitch Perfect. Debuting in just 335 locations ahead of its nationwide opening next week, the comedy took in an estimated $1.75 million on Friday. We’ll have full details and analysis tomorrow.

 Title Friday Total
1. Hotel Transylvania $11,000,000 $11
2. Looper $6,900,000 $6.9
3. End of Watch $2,400,000 $20.5
4. House at the End of the Street $2,330,000 $17.4
5. Trouble with the Curve $2,300,000 $18.5



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  • MINTY

    Well, Loopers got great reviews so I’ll check that out. HT sounds like its fun but let down by Sandler. The others don’t appeal at all.
    But, it will be intersesting to see any further developments from DREDD 3D this weekend, because I see theres a facebook group thing spreading the word that sunday 30th is DAY of the DREDD, to get people to see it again to make up for such a lousy box office opening, and inspire studios to give us sequels.

    What a shame, it was a fantastic film and when those that didnt see it do, they will want sequels, that sadly we may never get.

    Personally, go see DREDD this weekend instead of all this list (well, see Looper too i guess)

    • Rolfaroo

      Seen that too. gonna watch dredd again tomorrow if its still showing in uk? loved it.

  • Danny

    It bumps me out movies like Twilight make more money than original movies like Looper. Saw it yesterday and it blew me away. Anyone who is on the fence watching it, go see it right away.

  • Danny

    It bumps me out movies like Twilight make more money than original movies like Looper because its too sci-fi for most of the casual movie audience. Saw it yesterday and it blew me away. Anyone who is on the fence watching it, go see it right away.

    • Danny

      *fence FOR watching it

    • Rolfaroo

      Snap! Everyone went to see House at end of street, which was poorly reviewed, instead of seeing Dredd.
      Proof that theres no justice in the world.

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