Box office: Dracula vs. Dwayne Johnson

This weekend was meant to be all about Dwayne Johnson vs. skyscraper’s, but an unlikely opponent rose to the challenge. The box office numbers are in! Here are the top ten movies of the weekend…

Never underestimate the power of an animated family movie, even when going up against Dwayne Johnson. Hotel Transylvania may not be the most popular franchise, or even the most successful. And sure enough, critics haven’t been too kind to the three movies released so far. Still, children love the characters and their parents enjoy the trip to the movies to catch the latest adventures of Dracula and his family.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation premiered against Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper. Family movies always win, but even so, experts predicted Skyscraper would perform better at the box office than it did. With Dracula out and the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe chapter, Ant-Man and the Wasp, still hot in theaters, Skyscraper didn’t have much of a change.

Dwayne Johnson’s newest film didn’t do too shabby, though. Skyscraper collected $25.4 million over the weekend, settling for third place. Overseas, the movie added $40.4 million, for a total of $65.8 million. Pretty nice.

In front of Skyscraper is Ant-Man and the Wasp, which gathered $28.8 million. The MCU movie now has a worldwide total of $283.7 million. And ahead of them all is Hotel Transylvania 3 at number one with $44.1 million. With the help of its $54.8 million accumulated internationally, the movie starring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez has a cool $100.1 million total.

Following SKyscraper is Incredibles 2, holding on to number four, this weekend with $16.2 million. And Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sits tight at number five with $15.5 million.

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Kraken (Joe Jonas) in Sony Pictures Animation’s HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION.

Here are the top ten movies of the weekend from Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15:
  1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation$44.1 million
  2. Ant-Man and the Wasp$28.8 million
  3. Skyscraper$25.4 million
  4. Incredibles 2: $16.2 million
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: $15.5 million
  6. The First Purge: $9.1 million
  7. Sorry to Bother You: $4.2 million
  8. Sicario: Day of the Soldado$3.8 million
  9. Uncle Drew: $3.2 million
  10. Ocean’s 8 $2.9 million

Next up, Unfriended: Dark Web, The Equalizer 2, and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! premiere in theaters. Are you planning on watching one of them at the movies this weekend? Which one are you most excited to catch?