30 September 2012 10:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Right about now, some intern at Sony is probably carting a few crates of champagne into the boardroom. Or at the very least least a couple buckets of Halloween candy.

The studio had a terrific weekend, breaking the September box office slump with the top two hits in the country.

Hotel Transylvania led the way with a tremendous $43 million from 3,349 theaters — the highest September opening weekend of all time ahead of Sweet Home Alabama’s $35.6 million bow a full decade ago.

The monster hit, which earned an “A-” CinemaScore grade and a sizzling $12,840 per theater average, will continue to play »

- Grady Smith

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