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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.

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.

PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong and more video game characters to appear in ‘Pixels’

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.