‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Towers Over ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Ant-Man & the Wasp’ at the Box Office

Transylvania-2012-movie-posters/”>Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” was a surprisingly decisive #1 film this weekend with an estimated $44 million.

It disappointed anyone who expected a tight, three-way race with “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Skyscraper.” While this is great news for Sony, these results present several troubling issues.Overall, the results are fine.

This weekend’s box office is about equal to last year, which saw two films gross more than anything this weekend.

Even so, year-to-date grosses remain nearly nine percent above 2017.Adjusted, the $44 million gross is the smallest in the “Hotel Transylvania” series; this the first released in summer.

The first two debuted at the end of September, a position that signaled they were less competitive.The best animated opening weekend last summer was “Despicable Me 3” at $72 million; at $53 million, “Cars 3” felt a bit disappointing.

“Transylvania” is good enough, and set to make money: It cost $80 million, and opened to $54 million overseas.

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