It won't be long before we can check in to "Hotel Transylvania" again.
After the animated monster movie did well in theaters following its September 28 release, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Sony has decided to greenlight a sequel for the flick. "Hotel Transylvania 2" is going to hit theaters on September 25, 2015, almost two years to the day after "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," the studio's other forthcoming animated sequel, is due out.
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Apparently, it was your money that was taken this weekend at the box office. The sequel to 2009's surprise hit, "Taken 2" opened to an impressive $50 million debut. That's more than double what the original did in its first weekend and the biggest bow in Liam Neeson's latest string of "retired badass" movies.
Adam Sandler's "Hotel Transylvania" managed to hold on, coming in at the number two spot and adding $26.3 to its total, which now sits at $76 million.
"Pitch Perfect" expanded from its more limited release to 2,770 theaters and reaped the benefits. It grossed $14.7 million and landed at number three.
For your full box office breakdown, head over to MTV News.
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Even in a disappointing time of the year for the box office, one tried and true rule remains intact: Adam Sandler knows how to bring people out to the theater.
His new computer animated comedy, "Hotel Transylvania," broke September records, taking in $43 million in its debut week. That's the highest debut ever for the month, a record previously held by Reese Witherspoon and her 2002 rom-com, "Sweet Home Alabama."
Rian Johnson's "Looper" opened with a respectable $21.2 million off of a $30 million budget, a modest sum for a sci-fi thriller. The film also received a nice boost from a simultaneous open in China, the country that co-produced "Looper."
Head over to MTV News for your full box office report.
It's sort of an unwritten rule that if you play a vampire in a movie, you have to know everything about the mythical creature, which explains why MTV News' Josh Horowitz has a few questions for Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez in the latest After Hours.
Promoting their new film, "Hotel Transylvania," the duo hit on many vampire-related topics like drinking blood, the "Twilight" series, general sexiness, and even why Justin Bieber hasn't really aged at all.
You can watch the brand new episode of After Hours above, and you can see "Hotel Transylvania" in theaters on September 28.
By Bryant Gilmore
One of the perks of our Fall Movie Preview here at MTV News is that we get our hands on exclusive movie pics that we get to share with you, and this time it's from "Hotel Transylvania"! The photo shows Murray the Mummy (voiced by none other than the incomparable Cee-Lo Green), rocking out appropriately so, with a guitar in his hands, glowing green eyes burning bright with delight, and a joyful grin on his mouth. It sort makes us wonder what kind of supernatural hijinks they get into at the Trans.
"Hotel Transylvania," produced by Adam Sandler and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky ("Samurai Jack," "Dexter's Laboratory," "The Powerpuff Girls") tells the story of Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, as the owner and operator of a no-tell, ho-tel that caters to an exclusive clientele. Basically, anything that you ever thought was under your bed or hiding in your closet gets the five-star treatment at Drac's place.
'Celeste and Jesse Forever' came out of this year's Sundance as one of the movies destined for a respectable limited run. Now there's a trailer, so you can soak in all the indie warmth.
Also, "Ted" gets really filthy, and Salma Hayek can swear in two languages in today's Dailies!
The tides are about to get stranger for Johnny Depp.
The Wrap reports that Depp is "close to a deal" for a fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean," surprising... well, nobody. The latest movie in the franchise, "On Stranger Tides," just passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, and Jerry Bruckheimer is rumored to be meeting intensively with writers to polish up the screenplay.
We can hardly imagine what shenanigans Captain Jack Sparrow will get into this time, but we're sure the masterminds at Disney have something clever up their sleeves.
In the news after the jump, some major comedians check in to "Hotel Transylvania," a "Zombieland" star thinks the sequel won't ever happen and a brilliant moviemaker signs Christopher Walken on as Zeus.