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Hotel Transylvania Scares Away Looper at Friday Box Office

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

Hotel Transylvania took the top spot at the Friday box office with $11 million in ticket sales on its first day to beat the sci-fi thriller Looper.

When the early box office estimates were calculated, as reported by Variety, the animated Hotel Transylvania, starring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, took in $11 million on Friday to lead the way over the Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt topped Looper at $6.9 million.

Industry analysts have Hotel Transylvania on track for a $40 million weekend take at the box office come Monday morning. By the end of the weekend, Looper is expected to earn upwards of $20 million.

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars), Hotel Transylvania stars the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Cee Lo Green, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Jon Lovitz and more.

Rounding out the top three at the Friday box office was End of Watch at $2.4 million.

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!
  • janisegrubber1900

    Americans have a “cartoon” brain, they would’t understand Looper