‘Hotel Transylvania’ Holds Off ‘Looper’ on Monday

on October 02, 2012 by Daniel Garris
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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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