The Rock takes a tumble as 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' out-earns 'Skyscraper'


It’s three movies and three number one debuts for the Hotel Transylvania series, the latest installment of which opened to $44.1 million on 4,267 screens. That puts the film roughly on par with its pair of predecessors, which opened to $42.5 million and $48.4 million, respectively.

The weekend’s other new wide release, the Dwayne Johnson-starring actioner Skyscraper, underperformed to the tune of $25.4 million, landing it in the number three spot behind holdover Ant-Man and the Wasp ($28.2 million). That film suffered a steep 62% drop in its second weekend; so far, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has earned $132.8 million domestically and $150.9 million internationally, with release still forthcoming in France, Germany, the UK, Japan and a handful of other markets.

Rounding out the top five were Incredibles 2 (weekend gross $16.2 million, total gross $535.8 million) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (weekend gross $15.5 million, total gross $363.2 million).

Annapurna release Sorry to Bother You, meanwhile, expanded from 16 theatres to just over 805, landing in the top ten with $4.2 million as a result. Another indie success story belongs to A24’s Eighth Grade, which opened to $252,284 on four threates, giving it the best per-theatre average ($63,071) of the year so far.

Also new to theatres in limited release were Soorma ($168,000 on 50 screens); Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot ($83,120 on four screens); Shock & Awe ($41,000 on 100 screens); Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti ($35,607 on six screens); Milford Graves: Full Mantis ($8,515 on one screen) and Dark Money ($8,100 on one screen).