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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Tops $500M Worldwide, Becomes Sony’s Highest-Grossing Animated Pic Ever

Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation has passed the $500 million mark to become the highest-grossing fully-animated Sony release of all time. Through Monday, the film has earned $503.9 million around the world.

To put the HT3 gross into perspective, the film’s box office performance tops the combined global grosses of Sony’s three releases in 2017: The Emoji Movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, and The Star.

Sony’s previous animation heavyweight was the second installment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise, which picked up $474.8 million globally. Each film in the franchise has grossed more than the previous entry.

The Genndy Tartakovsky-directed HT3 is just the second animated feature this year to breach the half-billion mark. The other film is Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2, with a current global total of $1.18 billion. The Pixar film had a budget more than 2x Sony’s HT3, which was reportedly produced for around $80 million.

Things are looking up at the moment for Sony’s historically underperforming animation division. In July, it was reported that Tartakovsky would develop two more features for the company, including an R-rated comedy. And the studio will release the visually groundbreaking Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in December, which could shape into another significant hit for the division.

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