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Box Office: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 breaks September opening record with $48m

After his summer blockbuster Pixels bombed in July, Adam Sandler had far more success this weekend reteaming with Sony Pictures Animation for the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which opened with an estimated $47.5, making it the biggest opening for a September release as well as Sandler’s second biggest opening after 2005’s The Longest Yard.

Box Office: PIXELS and PAPER TOWNS disappoint as ANT-MAN takes first place again

After becoming Marvel Studios’ twelfth movie to open in the #1 spot, Ant-Man (Disney) starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll, retained its position in the top spot with $24.8 million, down 57% from its opening weekend with $106 million grossed in its first ten days. It added another $35.4 million overseas with openings in Germany, Spain and other territories to bring its global total to $226.5 million playing in 61% of international territories.

Netflix announces release dates for Ridiculous Six, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and more

Netflix announced today the rollout of its original film initiative with Beasts of No Nation, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective,” Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (“Luther,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) that will debut Friday, October 16, 2015 worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the world’s leading Internet TV network is available, and on the same day in select U.S. theaters. U.S. film distribution company Bleecker Street will partner with Netflix to distribute Beasts of No Nation to theaters.

Box Office: Ted 2 disappoints with $33m as Jurassic World breaks more records

Source: Jurassic World Hits $500 Million in Weekend Box Office Battle (ComingSoon.net) June’s two box office juggernauts, Universal’s  Jurassic World and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, had a heated battle for the top spot this weekend after an unprecedented weekend where both movies grossed more than $90 million. Ultimately, Jurassic World won the weekend as it grossed another $54.2 million (estimated) over the weekend, becoming the fastest movie to reach $500 million domestically over any previous movie including previous record holder Marvel’s The Avengers. Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson and Nick Robinson, Jurassic World has proven to be the biggest breakout hit of the summer as it also has become the #1 highest-grossing movie of the year, at least domestically, which most thought would be held by Avengers: Age of Ultron, at least for the summer. Internationally, Jurassic World grossed another $82.5 million 66 territories to bring its overseas total to $737.5 million with China claiming $201 million of that amount. It has grossed more overseas than the $640 million grossed by Jurassic Park globally over its entire run (including the recent 3D rerelease.) It has grossed $1.2 billion worldwide with …