Hotel Transylvania

Weekend Box Office: “Argo” bests all openers in down frame

In its third weekend of release, Ben Affleck’s period crowd-pleaser “Argo” showed no signs of slowing down at the box office, dropping just 24.9 percent from last weekend for another $12.4m. Even more impressively, “Argo” beat all four new wide releases by  a sizable margin. While the impending Hurricane Sandy undoubtedly had a negative effect …

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Weekend Box Office: “Paranormal Activity 4” tops unremarkable frame

As expected, “Paranormal Activity 4” earned the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, but it did so without grossing anywhere near as much as the previous couple installments. #4’s $30.2m opening was down 42.5 percent from #3’s $52.6m and down 25.8 percent from #2’s $40.7m. Perhaps people heeded the advice of our …

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Weekend Box Office: “Hotel Transylvania” and “Looper” exceed expectations

After many straight weekends of disappointments at the domestic box office, Hollywood finally got to jump for joy again… well, at least Sony, which released both the #1 and #2 grossing movies, did. Those movies were the animated family comedy “Hotel Transylvania” and the high-concept sci-fi film “Looper,” which sold an estimated $43 million and …

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New trailer: “Hotel Transylvania”

Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg’s first collaboration, the R-rated “That’s My Boy,” didn’t work out so well (read James’ review here), but knowing that film would tank at the box office probably wouldn’t have changed Sony’s decision to green-light the pair’s subsequent foray into family-friendly animation. In “Hotel Transylvania,” Sandler voices none other than Count …

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