Box Office: Hotel Transylvania 2's Monster Opening Is A New September Record

In 2012, Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania had the best September opening ever with $42.5M, beating Sweet Home Alabama's previous-record of $35.6M which it set in 2002, and now it's sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, has set a new record for the month with $48.2M. Wow! And some analyst think the film could finish with as much as $50M by the end of its debut weekend. Like the first film, audiences gave Hotel Transylvania 2 an 'A-' CinemaScore, too.

Hotel Transylvania 2 is also on pace to be Adam Sandler's best opening weekend. He voices Dracula and co-wrote the script. Sandler's best opening was $47.6M from 2005's The Longest Yard remake.

Meanwhile, The Intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway will finish in second with $18.6M. The Maze Runner sequel will take third with $14M and Everest can only climb up to fourth with $12.7M.

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The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little do they know that Drac's grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!