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Sandler's 'Hotel' scares up $42.5M opening weekend

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Oct 01, 2012 22:45 hrs

Adam Sandler has risen to the top of the box office with his animated comedy "Hotel Transylvania," which debuted with $42.5 million.

Opening at No. 2 with $20.8 million for the weekend was Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's sci-fi thriller "Looper."

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Hotel Transylvania," Sony, $42,522,194, 3,349 locations, $12,697 average, $42,522,194, one week.

2. "Looper," Sony, $20,801,552, 2,992 locations, $6,952 average, $20,801,552, one week.

3. "End of Watch," Open Road Films, $7,812,077, 2,780 locations, $2,810 average, $25,980,710, two weeks.

4. "Trouble With the Curve," Warner Bros., $7,277,385, 3,212 locations, $2,266 average, $23,473,347, two weeks.

5. "House at the End of the Street," Relativity, $7,122,347, 3,083 locations, $2,310 average, $22,193,316, two weeks.

6. "Pitch Perfect," Universal, $5,149,433, 335 locations, $15,371 average, $5,149,433, one week.

7. "Finding Nemo," Disney, $4,035,826, 2,639 locations, $1,529 average, $36,444,806, three weeks.

8. "Resident Evil: Retribution," Sony Screen Gems, $2,986,356, 2,381 locations, $1,254 average, $38,691,289, three weeks.

9. "The Master," Weinstein Co., $2,680,554, 856 locations, $3,131 average, $9,568,624, three weeks.

10. "Won't Back Down," Fox, $2,603,370, 2,515 locations, $1,035 average, $2,603,370, one week.

11. "Dredd," Lionsgate, $2,363,956, 2,557 locations, $925 average, $10,948,563, two weeks.

12. "The Possession," Lionsgate, $1,362,404, 1,618 locations, $842 average, $47,411,722, five weeks.

13. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Summit, $1,103,946, 102 locations, $10,823 average, $1,428,785, two weeks.

14. "Arbitrage," Lionsgate, $869,407, 255 locations, $3,409 average, $5,110,166, three weeks.

15. "Lawless," Weinstein Co., $867,807, 1,503 locations, $577 average, $36,277,447, five weeks.

16. "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros., $789,429, 655 locations, $1,205 average, $444,377,660, 11 weeks.

17. "The Bourne Legacy," Universal, $782,800, 824 locations, $950 average, $111,699,955, eight weeks.

18. "ParaNorman," Focus, $780,975, 1,209 locations, $646 average, $53,934,944, seven weeks.

19. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," Disney, $648,195, 1,187 locations, $546 average, $49,711,037, seven weeks.

20. "The Expendables 2," Lionsgate, $524,199, 815 locations, $643 average, $84,025,347, seven weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.



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