LOS ANGELES (AP) – September has a new box office star.
The PG-rated animated pic “Hotel Transylvania 2” has earned a robust $47.5 million in its debut weekend, making it the top September opener of all time.
The previous record holder was “Hotel Transylvania” which opened to $42.5 million in 2012.
“The Intern,” a PG-13 rated workplace comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, took a distant second with $18.2 million. Audiences for the Nancy Meyers film were 62 percent women and 88 percent over the age of 25.
“Everest,” meanwhile, took fourth place with only $13.1 million after expanding nationwide.