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Hotel Transylvania 3 Cruises to Easy Win Over Skyscraper

Sony Pictures Animation‘s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation easily topped the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated $44.1 million ($45.4 million if you include the Amazon Prime showings) from 4,267 theaters, an average of $10,335 per location. The first film opened to $42.5 million in North America in 2012, while the second installment took in $48.5 million its first weekend in 2015.

Internationally,  Hotel Transylvania 3 took $46.4 million this weekend from 48% of the planned territories and has now earned $54.8 million, for a worldwide total of nearly $100 million. The film’s upcoming major markets include Germany (July 17), France (July 25), UK (July 27), South Korea (August 8), and Italy (August 22).

The third film in the franchise, in which our favorite monster family embarks on a luxury monster cruise ship, received an A- CinemaScore from audiences and cost about $80 million to make. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation features the voices of 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.

After topping the box office last weekend, Marvel Studios‘ Ant-Man and The Wasp dropped to second place with $28.8 million domestically to bring its North American total to $132.8 million after two weeks. Internationally, the sequel added $35.3 million and has now grossed $150.9 million, for a worldwide total of $283.7 million. The film has only opened in about half of its planned international territories. The first film earned $519.3 million worldwide, with $180.2 million coming from North America and $339.1 million from overseas.

Next weekend, Ant-Man and The Wasp opens in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Switzerland, while future openings include Germany (July 26), the UK (August 2), Italy (August 14), and Japan (August 31). Directed by Peyton Reed, the movie stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Opening domestically in third place, Universal Pictures‘ Skyscraper earned $25.5 million from 3,782 theaters. Internationally, the Legendary film starring Dwayne Johnson debuted in 57 markets and brought in $40.4 million, for a worldwide total of $65.9 million. Skyscraper opens in 11 markets next weekend, including Italy and China. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We’re the Millers), the $125 million-budgeted film also stars Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan. Skyscraper received a B+ CinemaScore.

Dropping one spot to fourth was Disney•Pixar Incredibles 2, which added $16.2 million its fifth weekend to bring its domestic total to $535.8 million (the highest grossing animated release of all-time domestically). The hit sequel grossed another $33.3 million overseas this weekend and is now up to $321.1 million internationally, bringing its global total to $856.9 million. Directed by Brad Bird, the sequel features the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, and Isabella Rossellini.

Rounding out the top five was Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with $15.5 million to take its four-week North American total to $363.3 million. The film has grossed $771.4 million internationally and $1.134 billion worldwide. Directed by J.A. Bayona, the $170 million sequel stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, and Jeff Goldblum. In 2015, Jurassic World grossed $625.3 million domestically and $1.019 billion overseas, for a worldwide total of $1.671 billion.

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