The box-office rebounded in a big way over the weekend, with the top 10 movies grossing over $100 million dollars, after a three weeks of lower than average movie attendance.
Audiences may be ready to come back to the theaters.
The animated ‘Hotel Transylvania’ grossed $43 million dollars during its first weekend of release and set the September record for highest grossing opening weekend which was previously held by ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy.
‘Hotel Transylvania’ had a production budget of roughly $85 million dollars, so after its first weekend haul of over $40 million, the movie will probably go on to be a solid hit for Sony Studios.
The Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis sci-fi time travel film “Looper’ opened in second place, grossing a respectable $21 million dollars on a $30 million dollar film budget.
Fox Studio’s ‘Won’t Back Down’, the based on true events of two women that try and change an inner city school, opened in over 2500 theaters and only managed to gross $2.7 million dollars– the second worst opening for a film released in over 2500 theaters ever. There was very little marketing done on the film, as Fox probably realize they had a flop on their hands, and hope the movie will be released and disappear as soon as possible.
‘Dredd’ another film released in over 2500 theaters only managed to gross $2.8 million dollars during its second weekend, and has made only $10 million since its initial release. The film cost around $50 million dollars to make, and will probably have a difficult time reaching the $25 million dollar mark. Unless ‘Dredd’ has massive DVD following, the film will be a huge loss for Lions Gate.
Top 10 at the Box-office: