Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
The the revival’s three-hour season closer was down 19% in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic (1.3 rating vs. 1.6 rating) and down 11% in total viewers (7.708 million vs. 8.629 million) compared to the end of “Idol’s” first season on ABC, according to overnight data from Nielsen.
But it’s important to keep in mind that last year’s finale aired on a Monday, not a Sunday — and it didn’t have to compete with the series finale of “Game of Thrones.”
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Sunday’s “Idol” was down a bit versus the week-ago episode’s overall-audience count, but ticked up among adults 18-49 and was the highest-rated primetime program,
No title has been revealed just yet. The previous entry in the $1.3 billion grossing franchise was Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and it was released accordingly to its season in July last year. So we can expect this to follow suite, and it will probably be called Holiday Break, or something to that effect.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation was a huge box office hit, becoming Sony Pictures' biggest animated movie of all time. It earned a huge haul of $528M with 32% of that coming from the domestic side. The previous sequel had earned only $474.8 million, so this is the rare franchise where the sequels keep getting better, pulling in bigger audiences.
Box Office Milestone
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has topped $170 million at the domestic box office to become Sony Pictures’ biggest animated film, surpassing the lifetime total of “Hotel Transylvania 2.”
Sony’s eighth weekend of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is heading for another $4 million at 2,234 venues this weekend as it battles Warner Bros.’ seventh frame of “Aquaman” and Universal’s 12th weekend of “Green Book” for fourth place.
Sources said in November before “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” opened that Sony Pictures was developing a sequel and spinoffs. The film, with Shameik Moore voicing Miles Morales/Spider-Man, has also taken in nearly $170 million from international markets.
Chris O’Dowd will be honored with an Oscar Wilde Award by the U.
Early tracking in the Us suggests Warner Bros./Animal Logic’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will have a gangbusters opening in North America next month.
The sequel to the 2014 blockbuster is expected to rake in as much as $US55 million over the February 8-10 weekend.
That would easily beat that weekend’s competition, Paramount’s comedy What Men Want, a twist on the Mel Gibson 2000 comedy What Women Want starring Taraji P. Henson; Lionsgate’s actioner Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson; and Orion’s horror movie The Prodigy.
In unaided awareness among moviegoers, The Lego Movie 2 is tracking ahead of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet, according to Deadline.com.
The first movie opened on the same weekend in 2014, generating $69 million and finishing with $257.7 million in the Us and $469.1 million globally.
We hear that Lego Movie 2 literally just locked its print, and that Warners is prepping a great screening program for the movie prior to its release.
The first movie opened to an amazing $69M and turned around a 3.7 multiple for a final domestic of $257.7M.
Demos show Lego Movie 2 ahead of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet in unaided awareness (a polling category off which studios make their ad-buying decisions).
Lego Movie 2 is opening with Paramount’s comedy What Men Want, Lionsgate’s Liam Neeson action thriller Cold Pursuit, and Orion Pictures’ horror pic The Prodigy.
All three are going during the second weekend of February to get a head start on the Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend period.
The new role comes on the heels of Curtis’ success at the box office, with “Halloween” slashing records last weekend,
The movie stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Ana de Armas. Johnson will write and direct, as well as produce with Ram Bergman. Production is set to begin in November.
The pic from Mrc is a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style, infused with Johnson’s original voice that informed films from “Brick” to “Looper.” Craig will star as a detective assigned to solve the crime. Details about Curtis’ character remain unknown.
The acclaimed actress can be seen reprising her role as Laurie Strode in the hit horror film “Halloween.” Curtis began her career in 1978, when she starred in the first “Halloween” movie. The reboot just shattered previous
Entering its third weekend, New Line’s horror hit The Nun will be the one to beat although once again it could be a close contest with Fox’s action tentpole The Predator.
The Nun scraped past its rival last weekend to retain its crown and currently stands at $157m through Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi), with new debuts in France and South Korea on Wednesday, Russia and Italy on Thursday, and Japan on Friday.
The film is coasting now, and is expected to play well in
“We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant minds at Mrc, who are behind some of the most talked about series today,” said Howell Taylor. “It is important to continue pushing the boundaries with content that appeals to a wide-array of audiences across multiple platforms. It is with Mrc that we feel is
Meanwhile, STX's release of Peppermint delivered on expectations, and Mission: Impossible - Fallout became Tom Cruise's highest grossing worldwide release of all-time, topping $725 million globally.
With an estimated $53.5 million, Warner Bros.'s release of New Line's The Nun destroyed the previous franchise opening weekend record set by the very first The Conjuring at $41.8 million.
The debut is also the second largest September opening ever, topping the $48.4 million set by Hotel Transylvania 2 in 2015, while placing well behind the massive, $123.4 million opening for WB's It just last year.
In fact, The Nun's $53.5 million debut is also the second largest opening ever for an R-rated horror film, again placing behind WB's It.
This is the fifth straight weekend Warner Bros.
Rian Johnson wrote the script with his producing partner Ram Bergman, and is directing the film that is now fully financed.
The film is described as a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style infused with Johnson’s original voice that informed films from “Brick” to “Looper.” Daniel Craig will star as a detective assigned to solve the crime.
“We are so excited to work with Brye, Jonathan and the whole team at Mrc,” said Johnson and Bergman in a statement. “They’re true movie fans and will be terrific partners for this adventure.”
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Multiple parties were interested in the film in an auction
In comparison, “Annabelle: Creation” grossed $4 million in previews last year, while “The Conjuring 2” made $3.4 million in 2016. In 2014, “Annabelle” earned $2.1 million, while the first “Conjuring” grossed $3.3 million in 2013.
So far, the highest-grossing opener in the franchise is the first “Conjuring,” which opened to $41.8 million, followed by its sequel, “Conjuring 2,” with $40.4 million.
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“The Nun,” directed by Corin Hardy, is expected to open in the high $40 million range this weekend from 3,700 screens, with the most optimistic projections reaching $52 million. WB is projecting a low $40 million start, based on a $22 million budget. If “The Nun” hits the higher end of projections, it will have the second-highest opening for a September release behind “It.” That spot currently belongs to “Hotel Transylvania 2” with $48 million.
While most studios have largely steered clear of releasing films — or at least major ones — in late August and early September, Warner Bros. has turned that into a slot where they can release a New Line mid-budget horror film to excellent results.
Last year, the studio released the “Conjuring” film “Annabelle: Creation” in August, which grossed $306 million globally against a $15 million budget.
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Then, the following month, WB struck gold with the remake of Stephen King’s “It,” which set a September box office
Through Friday, HT3 cruised to $316M at the international box office, topping HT2. Domestically, it’s tallied $160.3M, about 6% off the previous movie.
The first two installments were released in the fall, so HT3 (efficiently budgeted at a reported $80M before P&A) was the first summer tryout for the series.
In Latin America, notably, HT3 is Sony’s 2nd biggest title of all time for the region behind Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. It is also the studio’s biggest grosser ever in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ethiopia.
The Top 5 markets through Friday are China ($28.7M), Mexico
Including sneak previews and midnight screenings, it topped $68 million. Nationwide, it played on a very wide 148,000 screenings per day. Fully $7.2 million of the total came from the country’s 500-plus IMAX screens.
The film opened well with $22.5 million on Friday and maintained almost identical performances on Saturday and Sunday. Other titles had no such resilience.
Martial arts story, “Big Brother,” starring Donnie Yen opened with $5.08 on Friday, but saw its numbers eroded. It finished second with $13.2 million.
Holdovers, “The Island” and “The Meg” clocked up almost identical scores of $7.2 million and $7.17 million, for third and fourth places respectively. After 17 days, Chinese comedy “The Island” has a cumulative of $188 million, while China-u.S.-co-production “The Meg” has managed $144 million,
August 20 Update: The Meg crossed $300m worldwide and stayed atop the international and global ranks as an estimated $68.9m from 55 territories propelled the running total to $232.2m and $316m worldwide.
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Update: The giant shark thriller added $30.7m in China via co-financier Gravity Pictures to rank second and reach $117.5m. It held on to number one in 20 holdover markets led by Mexico on $3.7m for $13.6m, Russia on $2.3m for $10m, and Brazil on $1.5m for $4.5m. It ranks third in the UK after adding $2.7m for $11m.
The Meg crossed $300m worldwide and stayed atop the international and global ranks as an estimated $67m from 55 territories propelled the running total to $230.4m and $314.1m worldwide.
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The giant shark thriller added $30.5m in China via co-financier Gravity Pictures to rank second and reach $117.2m. It held on to number one in 21 holdover markets led by Mexico on $3.7m for $13.6m, Russia on $2.3m for $10m, and Brazil on $1.5m for $4.5m. It ranks third in the UK after adding $2.8m for $11m.
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