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Animated 'Hotel Transylvania' to scare off 'Looper'

Animated 'Hotel Transylvania' to scare off 'Looper'

"Hotel Transylvania" will suck the life out of its rivals at the box office this weekend, as the animated monster flick is set to dominate ticket sales. 

The 3-D film should easily claim the No. 1 position with a solid debut of around $35 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys -- though Sony Pictures, which is distributing the film, is expecting a softer opening of between $25 million and $30 million.

Sony is also releasing "Looper," the sci-fi time-travel film featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis that is set to launch with a robust sum of around $22 million. The weekend's other new release, the education...

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