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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $92,130,240Details
International Box Office $59,800,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $151,930,240
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Now that Dracula has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn't showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac's cantankerous, old-school dad pays an unexpected visit.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 25th, 2015 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: September 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Indonesia)
September 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Philippines)
September 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Trinidad)
September 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Argentina)
September 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Aruba)
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MPAA Rating: PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2386, 8/12/2015)
Running Time: 89 minutes
Franchise: Hotel Transylvania
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital
Production Countries: United States


   Count Dracula
   Griffin the Invisible Man
Molly Shannon    Wanda
Fran Drescher    Eunice
Mel Brooks    Vlad
Megan Mullally    Linda
Nick Offerman    Grandpa Mike
Dana Carvey   
Rob Riggle    Bela
Chris Kattan    Kakie
   Baby Dennis, Vampire Kid
Jon Lovitz    Phantom of the Opera
Robert Smigel    Marty, Harry Three-Eye, Navigator
Rose Abdoo    Ticket Agent
Luenell Campbell    Shrunken Heads
Jared Sandler    Tourist Driver
Melissa Sturm    Jogger #1/Tourist Passenger/Caren
Jennifer Lyter    Jogger #2
Paul Brittain    Pandragora
Nick Swardson    Kelsey
Chris Parnell    Fly
Doug Dale    Kal
Ethan Smigel    Troy
Roey Smigel    Yoga Monster Kid
Allen Covert    Candle Cake Monster
Ava Acres    Additional Voice
Steve Apostolina    Additional Voice
Jaeden Bettencourt    Additional Voice
Meira Blinkoff    Additional Voice
Steve Blum    Additional Voice
Melendy Britt    Additional Voice
Laurel Carini    Additional Voice
David Cowgill    Additional Voice
Brian T. Delaney    Additional Voice
Jessica Gee-George    Additional Voice
Grant George    Additional Voice
Jackie Gonneau    Additional Voice
Nicholas Guest    Additional Voice
Kerry Gutierrez    Additional Voice
Todd Haberkorn    Additional Voice
Jess Harnell    Additional Voice
Patrick Harpin    Additional Voice
Carter Hastings    Additional Voice
Bridget Hoffman    Additional Voice
Mia Sinclair Jenness    Additional Voice
La'Ren Kimble    Additional Voice
Logan Kishi    Additional Voice
Lex Lang    Additional Voice
Aaron LaPlante    Additional Voice
Hunter Maki    Additional Voice
Mona Marshall    Additional Voice
Caitlin McKenna    Additional Voice
Michelle Murdocca    Additional Voice
Megan Richie    Additional Voice
Andre Robinson    Additional Voice
Carter Sand    Additional Voice
Cole Sand    Additional Voice
Joseph Sanfelippo    Additional Voice
Rachel Saydak    Additional Voice
Gunnar Sizemore    Additional Voice
Ava Tartakovsky    Additional Voice
Jacob Tartakovsky    Additional Voice
Lilah Tartakovsky    Additional Voice
Fred Tatasciore    Additional Voice
Kirk Thornton    Additional Voice
Kari Wahlgren    Additional Voice
Audrey Wasilewski    Additional Voice
Debra Wilson    Additional Voice
Jim Wise    Additional Voice
Matthew Wolf    Additional Voice
Michael-Leon Wooley    Additional Voice
Lynnanne Zager    Additional Voice
Wilber Zaldivar    Additional Voice
Allen Zyler    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Michelle Murdocca
Screenwriter    Robert Smigel
Screenwriter    Adam Sandler
Executive Producer    Allen Covert
Executive Producer    Robert Smigel
Executive Producer    Ben Waisbren
Composer    Mark Mothersbaugh
Co-Producer    Skye Lyons
Editor    Catherine Apple
Production Designer    Michael Kurinsky
Visual Effects Supervisor    Karl Edward Herbst
Art Director    Steve Lumley
Character Designer    Craig Kellman
Head of Story    Robert Marianetti
Head of Story    David Wachtenheim
Head of Layout    James Williams
Senior Animation Supervisor    Alan Hawkins
Supervising Animator    Joshua Beveridge
Supervising Animator    Chad Ellis
Supervising Animator    Kevin Jackson
Supervising Animator    Jason Martinsen
Supervising Animator    Valerie Morrison
Supervising Animator    Jeff Panko
Supervising Animator    John Vassallo
Production Manager    Michelle L.M. Wong
Character CG Supervisor    Mario Capellari
Character CG Supervisor    Jason Greenblum
Character CG Supervisor    Andrew McPhillips
Character CG Supervisor    Michael Muir
Character CG Supervisor    Christopher Waegner
Casting Director    Mary Hidalgo
Story Artist    Keith Baxter
Story Artist    David Feiss
Story Artist    Patrick Harpin
Story Artist    Brandon Jeffords
Story Artist    Jennifer Kluska
Story Artist    Denise Koyama
Story Artist    David Krentz
Story Artist    Donnie Long
Story Artist    John Norton
Story Artist    Darrell Rooney
Story Artist    Scott Santoro
Story Artist    Mike Smukavic
Story Artist    Paul Watling
Story Artist    Henry Yu
Character Designer    Stephen DeStefano
Character Designer    Andre Medina
Character Designer    Tony Siruno
Associate Editor    Margaret Johnson-Holzendorf
First Assistant Editor    Adam Garner
First Assistant Editor    Tony Ferdinand
Assistant Editor    Tim Reese
Character Effects Supervisor    Brian Casper
Character Effects Supervisor    Christopher Alex Logan
Post-Production Supervisor    Jessica Smialek
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Supervising Sound Editor    Geoffrey G. Rubay
Sound Effects Editor    Ryan Collins
Sound Effects Editor    John Dunn
Dialogue Editor    Curt Schulkey
Music Editor    Andrew Dorfman
Music Editor    Tanya Noel Hill
Additional Music    James T. Sale
Score Mixer    Brad Haehnel

Weekend Wrap-Up: Martian and Transylvania Help Box Office Remain Strong

October 6th, 2015

The Martian

It was an interesting weekend as The Martian was in a tight race with Gravity for Biggest October Weekend. It didn't quite set the record, but it came close enough to be the big story all weekend. Hotel Transylvania 2 held on better than expected, which helped the overall box office grow 8.3% from last week to $149 million. More importantly, the top two films this year were well ahead of the top two films last year, Gone Girl and Annabelle. This helped the overall box office grow 1.8% from the same weekend last year. Most people were not expecting that. Year-to-date, 2015 now has a 6.0% lead over 2014 at $8.14 billion to $7.68 billion. It would take a relatively serious collapse for 2015 to not come out on top at the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Martian Orbits Gravityís Record

October 4th, 2015

The Martian

Just a week after Hotel Transylvania 2 broke Septemberís weekend record, The Martian has a shot at setting a new mark for October, although itís going to be a challenge. Fox is projecting the sci-fi thriller will make $55 million this weekend, just a fraction behind Gravityís $55.8 million debut two years ago this weekend. Thereís just a sliver of a chance that The Martian will take the record, but it would take a great performance on Sunday. More...

Friday Estimates: Martian Canít Quite Escape Gravityís Pull

October 3rd, 2015

The Martian

The Martian earned $2.5 million during its Thursday midnight showings and Fox is estimating a total of $18 million on Friday to easily win at the box office. By comparison, Gravity opened with $1.4 million during its midnight showings and $17.48 million on opening day. Gravity went on to earn $55.79 million opening weekend. Should The Martian have the same internal multiplier, it would pull in $57 million over the weekend, which is just ahead of the record for Biggest October Weekend. However, The Martianís higher midnight showings and lower Friday-proper numbers likely means it will be a little more front-loaded, and it should pull in $53 million over the weekend. This is almost exactly what was predicted on Friday and it also means Gravityís October record is likely safe for at least one more year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Martian's Opening be Out of This World?

October 2nd, 2015

The Martian

The Martian is the only true wide release this week, but it might not be the only new release in the top ten. The Sci-fi adventure film is earning award-worthy reviews and is also being praised for being an inspiring portrayal of science on the big screen. Sicario is expanding its theater count to 2,500, which should push it into the top five. The Walk opened in IMAX screens on Wednesday, but it missed the top ten place and it will likely fall. This weekend last year, Gone Girl and Annabelle both opened with between $37 million and $38 million. The Martian will open with more than either of those films opened with. However, it won't open with more than both of them combined. We will need good growth from Sicario and solid legs from Hotel Transylvania 2 to match last year's result. More...

International Box Office: Lost Finds Its Way to the Top

October 1st, 2015

Lost in Hong Kong

Lost in Hong Kong opened in first place in China and internationally with $106.80 million. This is better than Monster Hunt opened with, so if it has the same legs, the box office record in China will fall for the third time this year. Speaking of records, the overall Chinese box office rose to $5 billion with three months left in the year. This is amazing. More...

Contest: Family Fun: Winning Announcement

September 29th, 2015

The winners of our Family Fun contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Hotel Transylvania 2 opening weekend were... More...

Per Theater Chart: Sicario Continues to Chase Down the Competition

September 29th, 2015


It is very rare for a limited release to repeat on top of the per theater chart, because if a film does well enough to lead the per theater chart, they tend to expand so much that repeating on top becomes nearly impossible. Sicario expanded from 6 to 59 theaters, but still managed first place with an average of $29,107. At this pace, it will expand semi-wide, at the very least. Lost in Hong Kong was next with an average of $19,916 in 27 theaters. It is already more than halfway to its first major milestone after just one weekend of release. I think more and more Chinese films will get limited releases here. 99 Homes was next with an average of $16,127 in two theaters. This is enough to suggest some potential to expand, especially if it can turn its reviews into Award Season Buzz. The overall box office champ, Hotel Transylvania 2, was next with an average of $12,910. The final film in the $10,000 club was Mississippi Grind with $12,434 in its lone theater. It looks like it will be another success for A24. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hotel Transylvania Climbs into the Record Book

September 28th, 2015


Hotel Transylvania 2 was surprisingly strong this past weekend, topping expectations and entering the record book. It wasn't the only new release of the week. The Intern matched expectations nearly perfectly. On the other hand, Everest struggled and The Green Inferno barely made a peep. The overall box office pulled in $138 million, which is 22% higher than last weekend and 29% higher than the same weekend last year. 2015's lead over 2014 has grown to $470 million or 6.3%. This year we have a running tally of $7.96 billion compared to $7.49 billion from last year. There's just three months left in the year, so 2015's lead looks safer and safer every passing weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hotel Transylvania 2 Breaks September Record

September 27th, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2 is off to an impressive start this weekend with a new record weekend for September, according to Sonyís estimate released on Sunday. The animated comedy is expected to earn $47.5 million, beating the record held by the first film in the franchise, which debuted with $42.5 million this time in 2012. Itís also on the high end of expectations, which had it coming in the high 30s or low 40s. Itís a welcome turnaround for Adam Sandler, after a string of flops, but even more so for Sony Pictures, which has had a dismal year so far, with no film earning more than Pixels $76.7 million before now. More...

Friday Estimates: Hotel Fully Booked

September 26th, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As expected, Hotel Transylvania 2 earned first place on Friday, but it did so with an unexpectedly strong result. The film pulled in $13.25 million for the day; by comparison, this is 21% higher than the first filmís debut. Sequels do tend to be a little more front loaded than the original film, but this is still a fantastic start. For instance, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs had a 3.72 internal multiplier of (weekend box office divided by Friday box office) while its sequel had an internal multiplier of 3.68. Granted, that's a tiny drop, but the reviews of these two films dropped dramatically, which likely had some effect. On the other hand, the two Hotel Transylvania films have earned nearly identical reviews. Hotel Transylvania earned an internal multiplier of 3.88, so if that drops to about 3.7, then Hotel Transylvania 2 would pull in about $49 million over the weekend. That's seems excessive. On the other hand, even earning just over $42.5 million and breaking the September record would be disappointing after an opening day like this. More...

Weekend Predictions: Busy September Weekend is Quantity Over Quality

September 25th, 2015

The Intern

There are two wide releases this week, a wide expansion, and a semi-wide release. That's a lot of films to talk about. Of the three new films, none of them are earning more than 50% positive reviews. This is sadly typical of this time of year. Hotel Transylvania 2 is easily the biggest new release of the week and the only film with a shot at $40 million. The second wide release, The Intern, and the wide expansion, Everest, should be in a tight race for second place with $20 million each. On the other hand, The Green Inferno, the semi-wide release, is staring down the barrel of the Mendoza Line. If you look at the top three films from last year and compare them to the top three films from this year, they look about the same. The Equalizer's opening is on low the end of Hotel Transylvania 2's range of expectations. Additionally, the depth this year looks better than last year. 2015 should end the month on a high note in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Family Fun

September 18th, 2015

There are two wide releases and a semi-wide release coming out next week, but Hotel Transylvania 2 is the only one with a real shot at first place. As such, it is the only real choice for the target film for this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Hotel Transylvania 2.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Modern Family: Season Six on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed TV on DVD release. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed TV on DVD release. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/25 1 $13,325,427   3,754 $3,550   $13,325,427 1
2015/09/26 1 $20,751,428 +56% 3,754 $5,528   $34,076,855 2
2015/09/27 1 $14,387,467 -31% 3,754 $3,833   $48,464,322 3
2015/09/28 1 $2,338,978 -84% 3,754 $623   $50,803,300 4
2015/09/29 1 $2,976,332 +27% 3,754 $793   $53,779,632 5
2015/09/30 1 $1,974,312 -34% 3,754 $526   $55,753,944 6
2015/10/01 1 $1,787,821 -9% 3,754 $476   $57,541,765 7
2015/10/02 2 $7,497,650 +319% 3,754 $1,997   $65,039,415 8
2015/10/03 2 $15,712,076 +110% 3,754 $4,185   $80,751,491 9
2015/10/04 2 $9,982,870 -36% 3,754 $2,659   $90,734,361 10
2015/10/05 2 $1,395,879 -86% 3,754 $372   $92,130,240 11

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/25 1 $48,464,322   3,754 $12,910   $48,464,322 3
2015/10/02 2 $33,192,596 -32% 3,754 $8,842   $90,734,361 10

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 9/24/2015 $1,943,694 208 208 208 $2,041,448 9/30/2015
Aruba 9/24/2015 $13,691 6 6 6 $13,691 9/30/2015
Bahrain 9/24/2015 $228,884 8 8 8 $228,884 9/30/2015
Brazil 9/24/2015 $2,641,256 925 925 925 $2,641,256 9/30/2015
Bulgaria 9/25/2015 $213,655 0 0 0 $213,655 9/30/2015
Central America 9/24/2015 $1,406,233 263 263 263 $1,406,233 9/30/2015
Chile 9/24/2015 $665,848 57 57 57 $1,827,836 10/6/2015
Colombia 9/24/2015 $1,490,362 263 263 263 $1,490,362 9/30/2015
Curacao 9/24/2015 $10,989 6 6 6 $21,978 10/6/2015
Czech Republic 9/24/2015 $351,566 129 129 129 $351,566 9/30/2015
Dominican Republic 9/24/2015 $55,779 25 25 25 $55,779 9/30/2015
Ecuador 9/25/2015 $709,624 106 106 106 $709,624 9/30/2015
Iceland 9/25/2015 $48,354 18 18 18 $48,354 9/30/2015
Indonesia 9/23/2015 $1,351,180 256 256 256 $1,351,180 9/30/2015
Iraq 9/24/2015 $47,100 6 6 6 $47,100 9/30/2015
Israel 9/24/2015 $119,088 67 67 67 $119,088 9/30/2015
Jamaica 9/25/2015 $30,722 6 6 6 $30,722 9/30/2015
Jordan 9/24/2015 $101,808 6 6 6 $101,808 9/30/2015
Kuwait 9/24/2015 $362,834 18 18 18 $362,834 9/30/2015
Lebanon 9/24/2015 $171,648 20 20 20 $171,648 9/30/2015
Malaysia 9/24/2015 $1,159,493 151 151 151 $1,159,493 9/30/2015
Mexico 9/24/2015 $7,699,817 0 0 0 $14,933,647 10/5/2015
Oman 9/24/2015 $79,460 15 15 15 $79,460 9/30/2015
Peru 9/24/2015 $1,205,607 249 249 249 $2,411,214 10/6/2015
Philippines 9/23/2015 $1,631,424 193 193 193 $1,631,424 9/30/2015
Qatar 9/24/2015 $192,453 6 6 6 $192,453 9/30/2015
Singapore 9/24/2015 $759,728 40 40 40 $761,513 9/30/2015
Slovakia 9/24/2015 $48,721 18 18 18 $48,721 9/30/2015
Suriname 9/24/2015 $9,866 2 2 2 $9,866 9/30/2015
Taiwan 9/25/2015 $451,813 100 100 100 $451,813 9/30/2015
Trinidad 9/23/2015 $152,427 17 17 17 $152,427 9/30/2015
United Arab Emirates 9/24/2015 $1,328,650 79 79 79 $1,328,650 9/30/2015
Uruguay 9/24/2015 $200,259 27 27 27 $200,259 9/30/2015
Venezuela 9/25/2015 $2,591,298 112 112 112 $2,591,298 9/30/2015
Vietnam 9/25/2015 $601,633 160 160 160 $601,633 9/30/2015
Rest of World $20,011,083
International Total$59,800,000 10/6/2015

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