Family-friendly movies always rule the box office and this weekend is no different with Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation with $44.1 million. Voice acting from Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, this is the third movie of the franchise. This this the weakest opening of the three movies as the last one made $47.5 million in its opening weekend, while the original made $42.5 million. Though overall it is a profitable franchise for Sony as both previous films in total have made $318 million. That’s not including DVD, OnDemand sales, and toy merchandise. Though I expect it will fall to the number two or three spot next week as the new action movie Equalizer 2 movie opens up. Plus it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 60% and an audience score of 55%.
In second place is Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp with $28.8 million. So far in its second weekend, it has made $132.8 million domestically and $283 worldwide so far. While it was loved by both critics and audiences alike, the movie is already seeing a drop off with 62% at theaters. Though this is to be expected as we are right in the middle of the summer with big movies coming out every weekend.
In third place and opening up in its first weekend is The Rock’s new movie Skyscraper with $25.5 million. The movie received a “B+” from CinemaScore, though critics aren’t really in love with the film as it received a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. Universal is going to have to do something at foreign box offices as the movie had a budget of $125 million. So far it’s opened in 57 international markets this weekend and will open in 11 additional ones next weekend, which including Italy and China.
In fourth place and still holding on strong is Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 with $16.2 million. In its fourth weekend, the movie is still breaking records. Besides being the highest grossing animated film of all-time domestically, this past weekend it jumped ahead of The Dark Knight to become the ninth largest overall film all time domestically. Also with this past weekend, the movie has made over $856 million, making it the 64th largest worldwide release of all-time.
In fifth place was Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with $15.5 million. So far domestically it has made $363.3 million and worldwide it’s seen $1.134 billion. Making it the 18th largest worldwide release of all-time and rising.
Check out the full list 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