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Sep 28, 5:15 PM EDT

Box Office Top 20: 'Hotel Transylvania 2' flies higher

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Hotel Transylvania 2" set the bar even higher for the best September opening of all time.

The animated sequel, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Mel Brooks, topped the box office with $48.5 million in its debut weekend - about $1 million more than initial Sunday estimates. The previous record holder was "Hotel Transylvania," which opened to $42.5 million in 2012.

Warner Bros.' "The Intern," starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, also scored a solid $17.7 million opening to take the second place spot, thanks to the older, female audience who turned out to see the Nancy Meyers written and directed film.

"Everest" was not so lucky. The fact-based adventure film about a disastrous 1996 expedition took fourth place in its nationwide expansion with only $13.2 million after playing exclusively on IMAX and premium large format screens last weekend.

Instead of ascending the charts by playing on over 3,000 screens, "Everest" found itself sandwiched between "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" ($14.3 million) and "Black Mass" ($11 million), which are both in their second weekend in wide release.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. "Hotel Transylvania 2," Sony, $48,464,322, 3,754 locations, $12,910 average, $48,464,322, 1 week.

2. "The Intern," Warner Bros., $17,728,313, 3,305 locations, $5,364 average, $17,728,313, 1 week.

3. "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," 20th Century Fox, $14,271,777, 3,792 locations, $3,764 average, $51,957,349, 2 weeks.

4. "Everest," Universal, $13,242,895, 3,006 locations, $4,405 average, $23,282,700, 2 weeks.

5. "Black Mass," Warner Bros., $11,031,215, 3,188 locations, $3,460 average, $42,129,394, 2 weeks.

6. "The Visit," Universal, $6,674,280, 2,967 locations, $2,250 average, $52,184,860, 3 weeks.

7. "The Perfect Guy," Sony, $4,774,505, 1,889 locations, $2,528 average, $48,895,640, 3 weeks.

8. "War Room," Sony, $4,242,644, 1,920 locations, $2,210 average, $55,967,325, 5 weeks.

9. "The Green Inferno," High Top Releasing, $3,520,626, 1,540 locations, $2,286 average, $3,520,626, 1 week.

10. "Sicario," Lionsgate, $1,717,301, 59 locations, $29,107 average, $2,297,895, 2 weeks.

11. "A Walk In The Woods," Broad Green Pictures, $1,107,264, 1,385 locations, $799 average, $27,327,638, 4 weeks.

12. "Pawn Sacrifice," Bleecker Street, $1,005,071, 781 locations, $1,287 average, $1,300,189, 2 weeks.

13. "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation," Paramount, $901,617, 840 locations, $1,073 average, $193,455,919, 9 weeks.

14. "Pixels," Sony, $783,712, 503 locations, $1,558 average, $77,240,517, 10 weeks.

15. "Grandma," Sony Pictures Classics, $773,130, 804 locations, $962 average, $5,134,711, 6 weeks.

16. "Straight Outta Compton," Universal, $657,910, 609 locations, $1,080 average, $160,206,040, 7 weeks.

17. "Lost In Hong Kong," Well Go USA, Inc., $537,736, 27 locations, $19,916 average, $537,736, 1 week.

18. "Captive," Paramount, $507,370, 807 locations, $629 average, $2,288,046, 2 weeks.

19. "Minions," Universal, $436,020, 507 locations, $860 average, $333,519,225, 12 weeks.

20. "Jurassic World," Universal, $390,450, 347 locations, $1,125 average, $650,442,740, 16 weeks.


Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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