'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' scares up $44.1 mil #1 debut
Written by ABC News Radio on July 16, 2018
(NEW YORK) — Hotel Transylvania: Summer Vacation topped the weekend box office, delivering $44.1 million in its debut, including Thursday-evening previews, Adding $1.27 million from Amazon Prime showings on June 30, the animated feature — starring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg — has earned over $45 million stateside. However, that number falls short of the $48.5 million Hotel Transylvania 2 earned in 2015.
Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp landed in second place with an estimated $29.1 million. It joins Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: The First Avenger as the only films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to not repeat at number one in their second week of release.
Skyscraper, starring Dwayne Johnson, struggled in its opening weekend, delivering an estimated $25.48 million for a third-place finish. That’s about ten million dollars less than its pre-release earnings estimates. The movie fared much better overseas, where it grabbed an estimated $40.4 million for a worldwide total gross just shy of $65.9 million.
Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 took fourth place in its fifth weekend of release with an estimated $16.2 million. It’s now passed 2008’s The Dark Night to become the ninth largest overall film all-time domestically. Incredibles 2 tacked on an estimated $33.3 million internationally, bringing its global tally to over $850 million — the 64th-largest worldwide release of all-time.
Disney is the parent company of Marvel, Pixar and ABC.
Rounding out the top five was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, delivering an estimated $15.5 million. Its domestic earnings now stand at $363.3 million, $1.134 billion worldwide.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated box office sales:
1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, $42.5 million
2. Ant-Man and The Wasp, $29.1 million
3. Skyscraper, $25.48 million
4. Incredibles 2, $16.2 million
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, $15.5 million
6. The First Purge, $9.1 million
7. Sorry to Bother You, $4.25 million
8. Sicario: Day of the Soldado, $3.85 million
9. Uncle Drew, $3.2 million
10. Ocean’s 8, $2.9 million
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