Box Office: Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Skyscraper
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ opened to $44.1-M in the US, Topping out above ‘Skyscraper’ $25.5-M
At # 3, Skyscraper came in well behind expectations, raising concerns that Dwayne Johnson is overexposed. The action film, the actor’s 5th film in 14 months cost Legendary and Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) nearly $130-M to produce before marketing and will need to be a big hit overseas in order to come out in the green.
The Skyscraper garnered CinemaScore was B+. Hotel Transylvania 3 earned an A-.
Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 and Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rounded out the Top 5 in North America with $16.2-M and $15.5-M, respectively. Incredibles 2, which has fast become the Top-grossing animated pic of all time, grossed $33.3-M internationally from 43 markets for a global box office of $856.9-M. Jurassic World 2 followed with $26.7-M offshore for a worldwide tally of $1.134-M.
At the specialty box office
Expanding into a total of 805 theaters in its 2nd frame, Annapurna’s Sorry to Bother You, a sci-fi comedy about a Black telemarketer in Oakland who adopts a White accent to get ahead, rose to # 7 upon grossing $4.3-M for a 10-day take of $5.3-M.
A24’s Eighth Grade passed Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs to deliver the best opening screen average of the year so far with $63,071. Eighth Grade debuted in 4 theaters in New York and Los Angeles, grossing $252,284.
Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, logged a screen average of $20,780 from 4 theaters. The Amazon Studios film stars Joaquin Phoenix as real-life cartoonist John Callahan, who discovered his artistic calling after being permanently paralyzed at age 21 and getting sober.
Have some fun, see a movie this week.