MONSTERS WIN

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Beats Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’

Dwayne Johnson was passed up in favor of monsters in theaters this weekend, as Skyscraper proved to be no match for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Hotel Transylvania 3, an animated family film from Sony featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, opened to $44 million domestically, easily winning first place. The film scored the second-best opening for the franchise, topping the original 2012 film’s $42 million. Despite Johnson’s star power, the action flick Skyscraper fell short of expectations in its opening weekend, earning $25 million and failing to top holdover Ant-Man and the Wasp. Skyscraper took third place, while Marvel’s Ant-Man sequel stayed strong in second with $29.5 million.