Genndy Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania 2 delivered a stronger-than-anticipated second frame with an estimated $33 million, grabbing second place behind the launch of Ridley Scott’s The Martian. The Sony Pictures Animation feature has now put up $90.5 million at the U.S. box office.
HT2′s declined just 31.9% in its second weekend, a minimal drop that suggests the film can hold its own heading into the Halloween season. The decline was smaller than other major animation releases this year, including Inside Out (42.1%), Home (48.2%), and Minions (57.4%). The film also had a slimmer decline than the original Hotel Transylvania, which itself had a slim second weekend decline of just 36.4%. HT2 is now all but guaranteed to outperform the original film’s gross of $148.3M.
HT2 also tacked on an additional $20.4M internationally, lifting its foreign total to $59.8M. Its worldwide total is now $150.3M.