Sony Pictures Animation Moves Release Date For Hotel Transylvania 3 Closer
The planned sequel will be the third film in the Hotel Transylvania franchise to be released in six years, with the first coming out in 2012 and the first follow-up Hotel Transylvania 2 seeing release in 2015. Starring Adam Sandler as Count Dracula, the series offers a humorous take on the legendary vampire by following his attempts to reign in the insanity that regularly occurs at the titular hotel, all the while keeping an eye on his adventurous daughter.
Unsurprisingly, the first two movies came out around Halloween time of their respective years, with both seeing September releases.
The source of this story is Deadline, which had this to say about the franchise:
The series’ first two titles have harvested the fall time frame, combining to earn $830M worldwide and owning the top two September openings of all time with a 32% increase in worldwide B.O. from the original to the sequel ($358.3M for the first tile, $473.2M for the second worldwide).
The new summer date for the Genndy Tartakovsky-directed feature provides greater access to kids off from school and a greater seasonal multiple. The midsummer date is also a perfect match for the storyline of the film, which takes Drac’s Pack on an exciting adventure aboard a Monster Cruise Ship.
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