Hotel Transylvania and Looper Shine – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report
Our predictions may have been off, but the weekend box office numbers are well worth celebrating, as the two big releases absolutely over-performed, bringing crowds back to theatres after a few humdrum weeks. Here’s what went down.
Classic monsters turned out to be a huge draw for families this weekend, as Hotel Transylvania scared up a stellar $42 million to land in first place. This is a great number, the best turn-out for a film with Adam Sandler in quite some time. Clearly the film appealed to a cross-demo and should have some decent legs over the next few weeks.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis brought in crowds to Looper, which debut in second place with a strong $21 million. JGL proves he can open a film, which bodes well for him as he quickly moves into A-list status. He’s got all the tools to be a big star – good looks and fantastic acting chops. Clearly audiences responded to him as a leaf actor, though you can’t diminish the compelling story and co-stars Willis and Emily Blunt. It will be interesting to see how the film plays out over the next few weeks; sci-fi films don’t often hold up over subsequent weekends. Perhaps Looper will be an exception.
As for the rest of the top five, End Of Watch hit third place with $7.8 million, Trouble With The Curve brought in $7.5 million to claim the fourth spot while House At The End Of The Street closed things out in fifth with $7.3 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Looper – $23 million
2) Hotel Transylvania – $20 million
3) End Of Watch – $8 million
4) Houses At The End Of The Street – $7.5 million
5) Trouble With The Curve – $6 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Hotel Transylvania – $42 million
2) Looper – $21 million
3) End Of Watch – $7.8 million
4) Trouble With The Curve – $7.5 million
5) House At The End Of The Street – $7.3 million
Next weekend sees the release of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which will be gunning for the top spot at the box office. Check back on Friday to see our predictions!
Posted on September 30, 2012, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged Adam Sandler, Andy Burns, animation, biff bam pop, box office predictions, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, End Of watch, Hotel Transylvania, House At The End Of The Street, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper, science fiction, Trouble With The Curve. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.