Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation debuted in first place at the U.S. box office last weekend with an estimated $44.1 million from 4,267 theaters.
The new film, budgeted at a relatively modest $80 million, reaffirms the consistency of the Hotel Transylvania franchise, with all three films having opened in the top spot. HT3′s opening weekend falls in between the first two films: the original opened with $42.5 million in 2013, and HT2 delivered $48.4 million in 2015.
The Genndy Tartakovsky-directed film had earlier picked up $1.3 million from a special Amazon Prime matinee screening on Saturday, June 30, so its overall domestic cume is $45.4 million. That’s good enough to make it the second-highest grossing animated feature of 2018, after just one weekend. Internationally, the film has already grossed $54.8M, giving HT3 a global total of around $100 million.