"Hotel Transylvania" -- Monster Smash!  


Adam Sandler's "Hotel Transylvania" wins the weekend box-office and saves Hollywood after a late-summer slump. The animated comedy from Sony Pictures debuted at No. 1 with $43 million. ("Hotel Transylvania" movie review)

"Hotel Transylvania" also set September box-office record. Its $43 million debut beat previous record-holder, "Sweet Home Alabama," which opened at $35.7 million ion 2002.

Sony was having a good weekend. Its other film, the smart thriller "Looper" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis," opened at No. 2 with $21.2 million. ("Looper" movie review)

Previous weekend's box-office champ, "End of Watch," fell to No. 3 with $8 million. Watch this brilliant movie from director David Ayer starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. (Jake Gyllenhaal interview, Michael Pena interview, Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez interview, David Ayer interview)

Here's the Top 10 Box Office Films for weekend of Sept. 28th:

1. “Hotel Transylvania,” $43 million ($8.1 million international).
2. “Looper,” $21.2 million ($8.5 million international).

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 ($1.5 million international).
6. “Pitch Perfect,” $5.2 million.
7. “Finding Nemo,” $4.1 million ($1.1 million international).
8. “Resident Evil: Retribution,” $3 million ($20.7 million international).
9. “The Master,” $2.75 million.
10. “Won’t Back Down,” $2.7 million.

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