Even though foreign grosses have helped it out signficantly, Pixels was a bomb domestically and it’s just the latest in a string of failures.
With “Hotel Transylvania 2“, Sony Pictures repeated the success of its first film, profiting from a dearth of family movies at theaters. The 2012 original grossed almost $360 million worldwide. 2003’s Cabin Fever was a cult favorite, opening to $8.6M and ending with $21M, while his biggest film was 2006’s Hostel which opened to $19.5M and finished with $47M.
“Nancy Meyers has an instant credibility”, said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. executive vice president and general sales manager. The Intern was a crowd favorite. It was forecast to collect $38 million in its debut, according to BoxOfficeGuru.com. The Scorch Trials 14.0 -54 3,792 3,692 51.7 2 4. The film will be showing at Horrorthon in Dublin at the end of October 2015. Its per screen average fell almost 68% from last weekend. Audiences were mostly older (55 percent older than 50) and female (62 percent). It had been predicted to place second and collect $16 million this week. Early figures suggest it will open as the No. 1 film in 33 of the 37 global territories it rolled out in this weekend.
Rumors of Adam Sandler’s box-office demise have clearly been exaggerated, as the actor/comedian returned to the top of the weekend rankings with a record-breaking opening for Hotel Transylvania 2. Director M Night Shyamalan was pretty happy with that.
Everest, for example, only took in $13 million, landing it squarely in fourth place. It should finish out with around $68 million or so. Seventh place belonged to the dramatic thriller The ideal Guy which brought in another $4.75M this weekend, bringing its total to $49M. It will likely finish off with about $63 million stateside. It was shown at 3,305 locations this weekend. The drama, from Bleecker Street, grossed a $1.1-M from 781 locations for a $1.3-M take. Consensus prior to opening was that the sequel would open lower than the original, not higher. Like its predecessor, the second film was largely knocked by critics but well-received by audiences, especially families. The film should finish out with around $7 million to $8 million. It’s been noted that Hotel Transylvania 2broke a minor record within the studio this weekend (biggest opening of the year so far), but it’s not so much an impressive achievement as par for the course. In the No. 6 slot is the sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($1.4 billion). The budget was $30 million.
It was all change at the top of the box office again this weekend with three new releases, two of which took the two top slots. A year ago was lead by The Equalizer’s $34.1 opening weekend. Where out there, the newest worldwide numbers for Friday by means of Sunday are additionally included.