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Sony rules with No. 1 'Hotel Transylvania,' runner-up 'Looper'
Sony rules with No. 1 'Hotel Transylvania,' runner-up 'Looper'

"Hotel Transylvania" sank its teeth into the competition this weekend, as the animated film easily ruled the box office. The 3-D monster flick, which features classic characters such as Dracula and the Mummy, had the biggest September opening ever with its robust debut of $43 million, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. It was a strong weekend at the multiplex for Sony, as the sci-fi thriller "Looper"from the studio's TriStar label claimed the runner-up position with a solid $21.2 million in ticket sales.  The only new wide release to be greeted with poor response this weekend was "Won't Back Down," the...

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