The Hollywood studios got a second straight weekend of good box office results, as “Taken 2” was on track for a $50 million opening weekend, according to estimates released today.
“Hotel Transylvania” also had a good second weekend, outperforming expectations with about $26.3 million in business this weekend, for a two-week total of $76 million.
Going into wide circulation, “Pitch Perfect” generated strong sales among young females, with a $14.7 million, third place estimate for this weekend. Its gross was $21.6 million if last week’s receipts were included.
“It proved to be another terrific weekend at the movies, with a number of great films to choose from representing virtually every genre,” said Paul Degerabedian, the Hollywood.com number cruncher who gathers studio estimates for sales in the U.S. and Canada each weekend.
“Looper” was in fourth place, as the R-rated time travel yarn had a $12.3 million weekend and $40.3 million over two weeks.
Another animated release, the new Tim Burton feature “Frankenweenie,” opened Friday with about $3.7 million in sales. By the end of business Sunday, it was expected to amass $11.5 million in receipts.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular films in the U.S. and Canada, as estimated by the studios and disclosed to Hollywood.com, were “End Of Watch” ($4 million), “Trouble With The Curve” ($3.9 million), “The House At The End Of The Street” ($3.7 million), “The Master” ($1.9 million), and “Finding Nemo 3-D” ($1.6 million).