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‘Hotel Transylvania 3′ Review

Features the voices of: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Gaffigan, Kathryn Hahn, Chris Parnell, Joe Jonas, Chrissy Teigen | Written by Genndy Tartakovsky, Michael McCullers | Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

In Hotel Transylvania 3, Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury monster cruise ship so he can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel, and the rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist tagging along. The monsters are all having a great time, indulging in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to colossus sized buffets and exotic excursions, but then the unexpected happens as Drac falls for the intriguing-yet-dangerous captain of the ship. Balancing family, friends, and a budding romance might just be too much, even for the most powerful vampire…

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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Sailing to $40 Million-Plus Debut, ‘Skyscraper’ to Disappoint

  • Variety
‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Sailing to $40 Million-Plus Debut, ‘Skyscraper’ to Disappoint
The weekend’s two box office openers are coming in a far cry apart, with “Hotel Transylvania 3” soaring to an estimated $41 million from 4,267 sites while Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” heads for a stale $25 million from 3,782 domestic locations.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’s” estimate places it at the top of the box office, with Disney-Marvel’s latest installment, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” looking to nab the second place spot in its sophomore weekend with an estimated $28 million from 4,206 theaters. That leaves Universal’s “Skyscraper” in third.

Incredibles 2” will again battle it out with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” for the fourth place slot, with each likely to bring in around $15 million.

“Hotel Transylvania 3” earned $16.65 million on Friday for Sony. The first “Hotel Transylvania” debuted with $42.5 million in North America in 2012 and earned $358.4 million globally by the end of its run. “Hotel Transylvania 2” launched with $48.5 million domestically in
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ to Rock the Box Office While ‘Skyscraper’ Falls Short

  • Variety
‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ to Rock the Box Office While ‘Skyscraper’ Falls Short
Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is heading for a box office victory while Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” is badly under-performing at the North American box office, early estimates showed Friday.

“Hotel Transylvania 3” will finish in the middle of forecasts with projections between $40 million to $44 million at 4,267 sites, while “Skyscraper” should finish at about $23 million — well below recent projections in the $33 million to $40 million range. “Skyscraper” looked likely to finish in a distant third place behind the second weekend of Disney-Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is expected to decline 59% to $31 million.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is the first animated comedy to open since Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” launched on June 15. “Incredibles 2” has become a smash hit and should finish the weekend at about $534 million domestically.

The downbeat performance of “Skyscraper,” opening at 3,782 North American locations, may have resulted from the frequency of
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Box Office: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Climbs Past ‘Skyscraper’ on Thursday Night

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Climbs Past ‘Skyscraper’ on Thursday Night
Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” checked in with $2.6 million on Thursday night, easily topping Dwayne Johnson’s action-thriller “Skyscraper,” which climbed to $2 million.

The two newcomers are competing for the top spot with the second weekend of Disney-Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” with all three heading for respectable $30 million-plus outings. Recent forecasts have placed “Hotel Transylvania 3” at $38 million to $48 million when it opens at 4,267 locations.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has a voice cast featuring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.

The first “Hotel Transylvania” opened with $42.5 million in North America in 2012 on its way to $358.4 million at the worldwide box office. In 2015, “Hotel Transylvania 2” launched with $48.5 million domestically and wound up with $473.2 million worldwide.

Showings of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” began at 5 p.
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Blazes to $1.95 Million at Thursday Box Office

  • The Wrap
Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Blazes to $1.95 Million at Thursday Box Office
Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” grossed $1.95 million at the Thursday box office.

In comparison, his last movie “Rampage” earned $2.4 million in previews before opening to $35.8 million. Perhaps another comparison is “The Legend of Tarzan,” which earned $2.6 million in previews before grossing $38.5 million its opening weekend in 2016.

Legendary and Universal’s “Skyscraper” is looking to open in the $35 million to $40 million range, against a reported budget of $120 million.
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'Hotel Transylvania 3' Director on Why the Animated Monster Mash Is More Than Just a "Silly Comedy"

'Hotel Transylvania 3' Director on Why the Animated Monster Mash Is More Than Just a
When writer-director Genndy Tartakovsky and writer Michael McCullers started work on Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in mid-2016, they knew they were embarking on what is first and foremost a comedy, but as the production progressed, they were struck by how relevant its underlying message about tolerance and acceptance had become.

In the film, which opens today and like the other entries in the franchise was inspired by the Tex Avery style of animation, the vampiric Drac (Adam Sandler) reluctantly embarks on a cruise with his family. He then finds himself falling for the captain of the ...
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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Review

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation has fang-tastic movie monster characters, gorgeous animation, and a top-notch voice cast, and though it’s the weakest entry in this franchise so far, it still manages to be just enough fun to recommend. After a 19th century prologue with Dracula (Adam Sandler) battling his nemesis Professor Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan), Part 3 finds The Count continuing to run his monster Hotel in Transylvania along with his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and her husband Johnny (Andy Samberg). A TV commercial encourages Mavis to surprise her dad with a trip on a luxury cruise liner for monsters that starts at the Bermuda Triangle and ends up in Atlantis, so the whole monster gang packs up for a fun adventure at sea. Complications arise when Dracula feels a “zing” (monster lingo for love at first sight) for the ship’s captain Ericka (Kathryn Hahn), who, unbeknownst to the Count,
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Film Review: Adam Sandler’s Groovy Ghoulies Take a Wacky Vacation

  • The Wrap
‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Film Review: Adam Sandler’s Groovy Ghoulies Take a Wacky Vacation
“Hotel Transylvania 3” proves that you can both check out of and leave the titular resort, even if you wind up, as Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) peevishly observes, at what amounts to a hotel on a boat.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” sees the “Drac pack” relaxing aboard a cruise ship. And while no one’s going to mistake this franchise for Pixar, returning director Genndy Tartakovsky (“Samurai Jack”) keeps the slapstick coming at enough of a relentless pace to make this animated sequel a midsummer delight.

(There’s something to be said for a monster movie that manages to work in three separate dance numbers, one of which involves springing deadly traps in an undersea ruin.)

Also Read: 'Ghostbusters,' 'Hotel Transylvania' Animated Series in the Works From Sony

Dracula and his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) have been working shoulder-to-shoulder in the hospitality biz, but
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‘Skyscraper’ to Have Shaky Box Office Start for Dwayne Johnson

  • The Wrap
As we move into the second half of the summer, the box office is expected to slow down after the best ever quarter in industry history. That drop starts this weekend, as Universal’s “Skyscraper” and Sony Pictures Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania 3” open against a second-weekend “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

Both films are projected by analysts to open in the $35-40 million range domestically and contend against “Wasp” for the No. 1 spot, with “Hotel Transylvania” opening at 4,200 locations and “Skyscraper” opening on 3,700.

But that won’t be enough for “Skyscraper,” with its reported $120 million budget co-financed by Universal and Chinese-owned Legendary Entertainment. The film is looking for success in China, where Legendary East is distributing, as well as other overseas markets, to recoup its big spend. With the action thriller set in Hong Kong and Dwayne Johnson in the lead role, the pieces are in place for the action thriller
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Film Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’
In the first “Hotel Transylvania,” Count Dracula’s refusal to conform to the clichés of vampire legend was a mantra for the whole movie, a fast-paced and joke-filled riff on monster mythos that, in its best moments, played like a self-contained Looney Tunes version of “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.” After that mildly pleasant surprise, the sequel mostly abandoned the monster hotel conceit in favor of a lackadaisical venture into the human world and Drac’s vain attempt to coax fangs out of his half-human grandson. Now “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” by far the worst of the series, spends virtually no time in the hotel and runs out of commentary on classic monsters, despite renewing the rivalry between Dracula and the vampire slayer Van Helsing. In the dead of summer, younger audiences won’t likely care that it’s blah, blah, blah, and it seems destined to drain another $150 million out of parents’ pockets.
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ on Track for $40 Million-Plus Opening

  • Variety
‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ on Track for $40 Million-Plus Opening
Sony’s animated “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is heading for a solid domestic opening in the $40 million to $45 million range for the July 13-15 weekend, early tracking showed Thursday.

First estimates for Universal-Legendary’s Dwayne Johnson action-thriller “Skyscraper” came in between $32 million and $40 million for the same period.

The first “Hotel Transylvania” opened with $42.5 million in North America in 2012 on its way to $358 million at the worldwide box office. In 2015, “Hotel Transylvania 2” launched with $48.4 million domestically and wound up with $473 million worldwide.

Amazon announced Thursday morning it’s offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” on June 30 at about 1,000 theaters across the country. “Hotel Transylvania 3” has a voice cast featuring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.

The film is directed by
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Amazon Sets Early Screenings of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of Sony’s animated “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” two weeks before the movie’s release.

The early showings for Prime members will take place at 3 p.m. local time on June 30 at about 1,000 theaters across the country. Members can buy up to 10 tickets per showing online at Amazon.com/HotelT with ticketing powered by Atom Tickets.

“We can’t wait to welcome Prime members on this monster vacation before anyone else,” said Elias Plishner, executive VP of worldwide digital marketing for Sony Pictures. “Summer vacation has officially started, and this movie will be a perfect way for families and friends to spend quality time together.”

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has a voice cast featuring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ – Annecy Screams with Laughter

  • Variety
‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ – Annecy Screams with Laughter
Annecy, France — Wednesday night saw the unofficial world premiere of a nearly-finished version of the third in Sony Pictures Animation’s tentpole film series, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.”

The first two “Hotel Transylvania” films have been the company’s largest animation box office hits outside of the first “Smurfs” movie. “Hotel Transylvania” and “Hotel Transylvania 2” accumulated a combined U.S. box office in excess of $800 million.

“Hotel 3” was introduced to the audience by franchise director and animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky. The ovation for the man behind series such as “Samurai Jack,” “Dexters Lab” and “Star Wars: Clone Wars” was perhaps the biggest of the evening. He also co-wrote this installment, the first time he has held that mantle for a “Hotel Transylvania” film.

“The interesting thing is I got an opportunity to write this one along with Michael McCullers,” Tartakovsky told Variety in an interview. “And because I
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ Inspired By Director’s Family Cruise; Chrissy Teigen, Joe Jonas Join Cast

  • Deadline
The world’s favorite monster family is back and they are going from the hotel to the high seas in Sony Pictures Animation’s forthcoming Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. On Wednesday morning, stars Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, and Kathryn Hahn were on hand at Spa headquarters to talk about the third installment of the successful animated franchise alongside director and writer Genndy Tartakovsky — who came up with the idea for the movie on his own summer vacation.

After the second Hotel Transylvania, Tartakovsky said he wanted to close the chapter on the franchise. Just when he thought he was done making the lovable monster movies he said, “my family surprised me with a cruise and something clicked — it would make a good setting for a monster family.” This sparked the beginning of Summer Vacation.

The third film will appropriately be released on July 13 in the midst of
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Dracula and Friends Hop Aboard a Deadly Cruise in the Official Trailer for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Coming to theaters this summer on Friday the 13th, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (formerly known as A Monster Vacation) is teased in a new trailer from Sony Pictures Animation that takes Dracula and the ghoulish gang to some deadly destinations on the sea.

"In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret
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Hotel Transylvania 3 Trailer Takes Drac on Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania 3 Trailer Takes Drac on Summer Vacation
Sony Pictures Animation has released the first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, along with a new poster and photo from this animated sequel. Unlike the first two movies, this sequel isn't really set at the actual Hotel Transylvania, with Drac and his family and monster friends setting sail on a cruise. This trailer comes a few months after fans got to see the Hotel Transylvania short film entitled Puppy, which was attached to prints of Sony's The Emoji Movie.

In Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury monster cruise ship so he can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel, and the rest of Drac's Pack cannot resist tagging along. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters are all having a great time, indulging in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer,
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Hop Aboard a Creepy Cruise in the Trailer for Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

  • DailyDead
After spending some quality family time in Dracula's castle in the first two Hotel Transylvania movies, the ghoulish gang is heading out to sea for some much-needed downtime in the trailer for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Slated for a July 13th, 2018 release from Sony Pictures, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is teased in the first trailer below, and we also have the official synopsis that promises a love story for Adam Sandler's creature of the night:

"In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and
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Universal and DreamWorks set The Boss Baby 2 for 2021

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have set a sequel to their hit animated comedy The Boss Baby for release on March 26th 2021, with Alec Baldwin set to reprise his role as the titular character. The announcement was made on Twitter, accompanied by the first teaser poster:

Based on Marla Frazee’s picture book series, The Boss Baby is directed by Tom McGrath and features the voice talents of Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow and Miles Bakshi. Released at the end of March, the first movie has grossed an impressive $167 million in North America and $301.4 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $468.4 million and counting. Read our reviews of the film here and here.

It’s said that The Boss Baby 2 will reunite the creative team from the original movie, so presumably director McGrath will be back along with screenwriter Michael McCullers.
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Boss Baby 2 Is Coming in 2021

Boss Baby 2 Is Coming in 2021
DreamWorks Animation announced today that they are moving forward with The Boss Baby 2, and Alec Baldwin is returning to voice the title character. The studio has also revealed that the entire creative team behind the first movie will return for this sequel, which means that Tom McGrath will be back to direct from a script by Michael McCullers, based on Maria Frazee's hit picture book series. Universal Pictures will distribute this animated sequel, which will be an all-new adventure based on the Boss Baby books, although no specific plot details were given.

DreamWorks Animation revealed the first poster for the movie on Twitter today, featuring the beloved title character. The studio has also set a March 26, 2021 release date, which, as of now, is the only movie to stake a claim to that particular date. There is also an untitled Disney live-action movie slated to debut two weeks earlier on March
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Shrek 5 scribe promises that a big reinvention for the series is on the way

  • JoBlo
Whether you're looking forward to it or not, another Shrek sequel is on the way! Today, Michael McCullers (Austin Powers, Baby Mama) announced that he's finished working on the script for a fifth Shrek movie, and has stated that the film is now in development. In fact, while promoting his work on the Dreamworks animated film Boss Baby, McCullers told The Hollywood Reporter, "I finished that script, which... Read More...
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