Audiences decide to vacation with ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’


Franchise nears the $1B mark

Well, that was a short reign for Ant-Man and The Wasp. The third (fourth if you count Deadpool 2) only stayed atop the box office one week before being bitten in the neck by Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Exceeding expectations, the animated film grossed $44.1 million domestically.

It has a Cinemascore of A- which bodes well for the film over future weekends. comScore announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of July 15, 2018.

More troubling, is the Dwayne Johnson disaster/action vehicle Skyscraper debuted with a disappointing $24 million – $25 million opening. While Jumanji was a huge hit, Baywatch proved that Johnson isn’t unbeatable at the box office. While the film is sitting at 51% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Cinemascore is B+, which usually spells doom for a film at the box office. Our critic, Joia Davida, had tepid things to say about the film as well. However, Universal and Legacy can breathe slightly easier as the film grossed $65.9 million overseas.

Sitting pretty at number 2, Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp hit the $100 million mark at the domestic box office on Thursday and is expected to earn $28 million – $30 million this weekend. Notably the film finished fourth in the global box office race, coming in behind Skyscraper and the Chinese film, Dying to Survive.

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comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Sony’s family-friendly animated hit film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation had fans showing up in big numbers earning a solid $46.4 million from 48% of international markets pushing the film to a $100.2 million global cume, including $54.8 million from overseas in total since its pre-North American debut.

The third installment of the franchise took the top spot in North America with a better-than-expected $44.1 million as the Hotel Transylvania movie brand collectively sets its sights on the $1 billion mark worldwide.

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates are below:

1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $44.1M
2. Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $28.8M
3. Skyscraper – Universal – $25.5M
4. Incredibles 2 – Disney – $16.2M
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $15.5M
6. First Purge, The – Universal – $9.1M
7. Sorry To Bother You – Annapurna Pictures – $4.3M
8. Sicario: Day Of The Soldado – Sony – $3.9M
9. Uncle Drew – Lionsgate – $3.2M
10. Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $2.9M
11. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Focus Features – $1.9M
12. Tag – Warner Bros. – $1.3M

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates are below:

1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $90.5M
2. Dying To Survive – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $66.6M
3. Skyscraper – Universal – $65.9M
4. Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $64.1M
5. Incredibles 2 – Disney – $49.5M
6. Hidden Man – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $44.8M
7. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $42.2M
8. First Purge, The – Universal – $15.3M
9. Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $7.2M
10. Asura – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $6.5M
11. Sicario: Day Of The Soldado – Multiple – $5.5M
12. Sanju – 20th Century Fox – $4.5M

Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.

(Courtesy: comScore)

Source: comScore