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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/01/2012

‘Hotel Transylvania’ sets Sept. box office record

Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) with his daughter Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez) as she prepares to go on a trip outside the castle walls for the very first time in “Hotel Transylvania.” (Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation)
“Hotel Transylvania,” the animated monster movie starring the voice of Adam Sandler, set a record for earnings in September by making $43 million at this weekend’s box office. The film, which also features the voices of Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez, beat the 2002 “Sweet Home Alabama,” which previously held the Sept. box office record with earnings of $35.7 million. Comic Riffs also points out that the release benefited from good timing; next week, it will have to compete with Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie.”

“Looper,” the time-travel action thriller with Bruce Willis and Joseph-Gordon Levitt, also had a strong opening weekend, making $21.1 million. Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies at the box office (for more information, see the Associated Press):

1. “Hotel Transylvania,” $43 million

2. “Looper,” $21.2 million

3. “End of Watch,” $8 million

4. “Trouble With the Curve,” $7.5 million

5. “House at the End of the Street,” $7.2 million

6. “Pitch Perfect,” $5.2 million

7. “Finding Nemo 3D,” $4.1 million

8. “Resident Evil: Retribution,” $3 million

9. “The Master,” $2.75 million

10. “Won’t Back Down,” $2.7 million

By  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/01/2012

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