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Box office report: 'Hotel Transylvania' sets September record with $43 million; 'Looper' strong in second

Right about now, some intern at Sony is probably carting a few crates of champagne into the boardroom. Or at the very least least a couple buckets of Halloween candy.

The studio had a terrific weekend, breaking the September box office slump with the top two hits in the country.

Hotel Transylvania led the way with a tremendous $43 million from 3,349 theaters — the highest September opening weekend of all time ahead of Sweet Home Alabama‘s $35.6 million bow a full decade ago. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Hotel Transylvania' tops Friday with $11 million, 'Looper' rides in second

The September box office slump is finally over!

Sony Pictures Animation’s Adam Sandler-voiced kiddie flick Hotel Transylvania easily topped the chart on Friday with an estimated $11.0 million. The film’s family-friendly appeal should give it a terrific weekend multiplier, and Hotel is likely looking at a $37 million weekend and an easy first place spot.

In second was another Sony (well, technically TriStar) release: Looper, which earned a solid $6.9 million on Friday. The Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Bruce Willis action thriller could take in about $19 million by Sunday’s end. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: 'Looper' and 'Hotel Transylvania' check in to theaters

For the past few weeks, it seems like every box office preview has started off with some iteration of the following: “After last weekend’s dismal results, the box office will get a much-needed boost over the next few days.”

And then it doesn’t.

Film after film has underperformed this September. No one bothered to read The Words. Audiences dreaded seeing Dredd. And Trouble with the Curve swung and missed. But, for some misguidedly optimistic reason, I’m holding out hope that this weekend the box office really will get that much-needed boost.

The well-reviewed time-bending thriller Looper hits theaters this weekend and will likely do solid business, but it will almost certainly yield to animated pic Hotel Transylvania, which is set to win the weekend. One other wide release, teaching drama Won’t Back Down, is also entering theaters, but it’s expected to fizzle almost immediately.

Here’s how the box office might shake out over the next three days: READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'End of Watch' and 'House at the End of the Street' tie with $13 million, ahead of 'Trouble with the Curve'; 'Dredd 3D' bombs

The box office blues continued during this sad September weekend, when four new releases entered theaters, yet none surpassed $13 million.

In fact, September 2012 is proving to be one of the slowest months at the movies in a decade. As of this weekend, ticket sales have amounted to $357.3 million — 21 percent lower than the same point in the month last year, and the lowest September total since 2004, when month-to-date ticket sales equaled $356.3 million. (Keep in mind, 2004 didn’t have the benefit of 3-D ticket prices.) Nothing seems to be engaging audiences in a substantial way.

But that’s not to say the box office was totally dead this weekend.

Tied for first place was Open Road’s Jake Gyllenhaal/Michael Pena crime drama End of Watch, which earned an estimated $13.0 million out of 2,730 theaters, yielding a mild per-theater average of $4,762. The gritty cop film, which has earned strong reviews overall, was independently financed for a reported budget somewhere between $7 million and $15 million (an Open Road spokesperson did not confirm the budget when reached via email), and then acquired by Open Road for $2 million.  READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'House at the End of the Street' wins Friday with $4.6 million, but 'End of Watch' hot on its tail

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We know Jennifer Lawrence lives in The House at the End of the Street, but where does that film call home?

The top spot of the box office, that’s where.

On a Friday that made it clear that no film will earn $15 million this weekend, The House at the End of the Street (or #HATES if you’re one of those young whippersnappers using the Twitter) proved most robust. House scared up $4.6 million and finished in first place, yet the critically savaged horror tale should follow the typical horror trajectory and prove frontloaded. It will likely finish the weekend with just about $12.5 million, enough for second or third place. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: Clint Eastwood may mean 'Trouble' for 'House,' 'Dredd,' and 'End of Watch'

It’s a busy frame at the movies this weekend — at least on the distribution side. Whether moviegoers will busily fill up seats is another story.

Four new wide releases are entering theaters — baseball flick Trouble with the Curve, horror entry House at the End of the Street, sci-fi thriller Dredd 3D, and cop drama End of Watch — and although all four look like they may debut with more than $10 million, none seems poised to truly break out. It’s looking like the battle for the top spot may come down to Katniss and Clint.

Here’s how I think the box office might shake out. READ FULL STORY

Katniss sings (again) in new 'House at the End of the Street' clip -- VIDEO

“Rue’s Lullaby” was only the beginning.

This “music video” trailer for The House at the End of the Street features aspiring triple threat Jennifer Lawrence as you’ve never seen her before: placidly strumming an acoustic guitar and crooning a soft version of Benji Hughes’ “All You’ve Got to Do Is Fall in Love.” From the clip, you’d think House is a sweet romance about Lawrence and her broody neighbor, played by Max Thieriot… at least, until the creepiness begins about 40 seconds in. Either way, the song sounds great — whether it’s played straight or distorted as Lawrence’s character descends into the Death Basement of Doom.

Judge the Oscar nominee’s vocal prowess below:

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'House at the End of the Street': Elisabeth Shue on Jennifer Lawrence, and just how 'creepy' that house really was -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Isn’t it always the way? You get a killer deal on a sweet new home with a spacious backyard, and it turns out it’s ’cause that backyard has a view of the house where two people were viciously murdered by their own daughter, who may still be at large in the woods. Still: Great lawn!

That’s the launching point for The House at the End of the Street, a horror film out Sept. 21, starring Elisabeth Shue as a ne’er-do-well single mom and Jennifer Lawrence as her headstrong teenage daughter. In this exclusive clip from the film, the duo get their first look at the titular abode — check it out below, and then read on for why Shue says that house was also “really, really creepy” in real life.  READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lawrence gets spooked in new 'House at the End of the Street' clip

In House at the End of the Street, Jennifer Lawrence gets the chance to flex her horror muscles.

The upcoming film features Lawrence as 17-year-old Elissa, who has just made the move with her mom to an upscale, rural town. They soon learn that the house next door harbors a dark secret – a daughter killed her parents in that house. And, as things tend to go in horror movies, Elissa gets stuck in the house when weird, creepy things start happening.

Check out a newly released clip from the film below – a scene where Lawrence is probably wishing she had Katniss’ bow and arrow handy. READ FULL STORY

From the arena to suburbia: Jennifer Lawrence in 'The House at the End of the Street' trailer -- VIDEO

We already brought you a first look of a horrified, cleavage-baring Jennifer Lawrence in the upcoming The House at the End of the Street, but now that the trailer for the upcoming horror flick has hit the Web, one thing is clear: Honey, we’re not in the arena anymore.

Taking a sharp dive from the badass, bow-and-arrow-wielding Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence next tackles the role of Elissa, a high schooler who moves to a house in a rural town with her mom, played by Elizabeth Shue. The catch? The town hosts an array of murderous secrets. Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

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