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“Hotel Transylvania 2” Easily Tops Friday Box Office, “The Intern” Follows

Hotel Transylvania 2 [Columbia]

In addition to besting its predecessor’s opening day mark, “Hotel Transylvania 2” comfortably outperformed its competition.

It was Friday’s #1 film.

The animated film earned $13.3 million in its first day of release. Up from the $11.0 million earned by 2012’s “Hotel Transylvania,” the tally more than doubles that achieved by this Friday’s closest competitor.

“The Intern,” that competitor, earned $6.2 million during its opening day.

“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” ($4.1 million) followed in third, while “Everest” (#4, #4.0 million) and “Black Mass” (#5, $3.5 million) completed the Top 5.

Launched in 1,540 theaters, new release “The Green Inferno” was Friday’s #7 film. It earned $1.5 million.

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Written by Dolph Malone

Dolph Malone is a senior editor for Headline Planet and a key contributor to the music and television sectors of the publication.

An avid pop culture spectator, Dolph also helms Headline Planet's social media reporting. He, specifically, covers entertainment stories that are breaking in the key social networks.

Contact Dolph at dolph.malone[at]headlineplanet.com.

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