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Box office: 'Hotel Transylvania 2' starts weekend on top

Box office: 'Hotel Transylvania 2' starts weekend on top

“Hotel Transylvania 2” sank its fangs into the weekend moviegoing audience, sucking up an estimated $13.3 million on Friday.

Columbia Pictures’ sequel to the 2012 original features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg and Kevin James, and has been projected to bring in $32 million to $37 million during its opening weekend, with some industry estimates running as high as $45.5 million.

It hasn’t fared well with critics, however, and one of the more generous reviews came from Charles Solomon, writing for The Times, who called it “more sentimental and less raunchy” than the original, while suggesting that Genndy Tartakovsky...