Box-Office results: “Hotel Transylvania 2” trumps “The Intern”
Despite his recent box-office failings, Adam Sandler’s latest animated comedy “Hotel Transylvania 2” managed to hit number-one with an estimated $47M in domestic gains. With the box-office results having Sandler back on-top, it seems that more people enjoy hearing the actor voice a zany-character, rather than portraying one himself.
The film, from Sony Pictures, stars the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez. Genndy Tartakovsky directed the film, working off a screenplay written by Adam Sandler. The film opened nationwide over the weekend, hitting an estimated 3,754 locations for its debut.
In a very distant second-place on the domestic box-office charts was “The Intern” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The comedy did manage to make a little over $18.2M in its debut weekend, but failed to take the top-spot. “The Intern” was written and directed by Nancy Meyers and stars Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo. “The Intern” opened to 3,305 locations this weekend.
Dropping from first-place to third-place this weekend was the FOX action-film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”. The popular YA adaptation brought-in another $14M across 3,792 locations, bumping up the film’s two-week total to $51.7M domestically.
“Everest” opened in select 3D and IMAX theaters earlier this month but opened nationwide this weekend to the tune of $13M. The film hit 3,006 locations and has earned $23M since its release. “Everest” was directed by Baltasar Kormákur, working off a screenplay written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy. The film stars Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Black Mass” dropped from second-place to fifth-place this weekend with $11.5M domestically. The film still screened at an estimated 3,188 locations and has made $42.6M in just two-weeks on the charts. Scott Cooper directed “Black Mass”, Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth wrote the screenplay to the project. Joining Johnny Depp on screen in the film are Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson.
Not reaching the top-five but worth mentioning is “The Green Inferno,” the film debuted to ninth-place overall with $3.5M at the box-office. The film opened to just 1,540 locations for its debut and stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy and Aaron Burns.
Eli Roth directed the horror-thriller, working off a script that he wrote with Guillermo Amoedo. Another callout is the dismal display that “Stonewall” had at the box-office. The film only managed to earn $112K across 129 screens.