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Children’s movie Hotel Transylvania 2 set a new box office record in the US, being the biggest ever opening weekend for a movie that has been released in the month of September.
The movie has taken an amazing $47.5 million in its first weekend in theaters!
Takings are over $15 million more than the original prediction by Sony Pictures. Interestingly, the previous movie that had originally set the record was the first Hotel Transylvania movie, which took $11 million in the box office on the opening Friday alone.
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Hotel Transylvania 2 was also successful in 32 territories in Latin America, The Middle East and Asia, drawing in $29.2 million. However, the top spot in China was taken by Chinese movie Lost in Hong Kong which opened there with takings of $100 million. Lost in Hong Kong is the third part of a slap-stick style franchise, directed by and starring Xu Zheng.
The plot of the animated movie Hotel Transylvania 2 follows on seven years later from the first. Jonathan (Andy Samberg) and Mavis (Selena Gomez) are parents now of a son called Dennis (Asher Blinkoff) who is protected by characters including Dracula (Adam Sandler), Frankenstein (Kevin James) and Wayne the Werewolf (Steve Buscemi).
The hotel is open to human guests and when Mavis and Johnny go away, Dracula asks his friends to help make Dennis a vampire.
A new addition to the cast is Mel Brooks, as Count Dracula’s father, Vlad. Mel has previously starred in related roles including voicing Victor Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein and appearing as Dr Abraham Van Helsing in Dracula Dead and Loving It.
In second place in the box office is the highly anticipated The Intern, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. This movie drew in $18.2 million.