‘Hotel Transylvania’ Holds Off ‘Looper’ on Monday

on October 02, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Sony continued to claim the top two spots at the daily box office on Monday, as Columbia's Hotel Transylvania outpaced TriStar's Looper by a slim $30,132 for the day. Hotel Transylvania grossed $1.799 million on Monday and has now led the daily box office for four consecutive days. The computer animated film featuring Adam Sandler fell 86 percent from Sunday, a sure sign of just how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. Hotel Transylvania has exceeded expectations with a four-day start of $44.32 million. That places Hotel Transylvania 40 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 11 percent behind the pace of 2004's Shark Tale.

Looper grossed $1.769 million, which represented a 66 percent daily decline from Sunday. The sci-fi action film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis has grossed a solid $22.57 million in four days of release. Looper continues to run towards the higher end of pre-release expectations and is currently running 4 percent behind the $23.42 million four-day start of 2010's Red.  In comparison, Red fell 68 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.66 million.

In limited release, Universal's Pitch Perfect remained strong with a sixth place take of $378,550 from 335 locations. That gave the PG-13 comedy starring Anna Kendrick a daily per-location average of $1,130. Pitch Perfect has grossed $5.53 million through four days of limited release, which is an encouraging sign for the film's upcoming expansion into wide release on Friday.

Tags: Pitch Perfect, Looper, Hotel Transylvania

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