Topping the competition with ease while posting solid opening numbers, "Hotel Transylvania" is perched atop the box office to begin the weekend of September 28-30, 2012.
The Sony Pictures Animation crafted family comedy, which features the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, enjoyed an estimated first day take of $11 million followed by another $19 million on Saturday while projected to boast debut weekend sales of $43.0 million.
With a full slate of newly released big screen offerings to choose from, the box office was quite the competitive arena - though once again underperforming - over the weekend of September 21-23, 2012.
Among the just-debuted films locked in a three-way tie for first place is the Jennifer Lawrence starring horror/thriller "House At The End Of The Street," which brought in $4.6 million on Friday and another $5.4 million on Saturday with a projected three day total of $13.2 million.
Hoping to earn awards for their cop drama flick, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick attended the "End of Watch" Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday (September 8).
While the bearded 31-year-old actor wore a simple black Prada suit with a tieless white dress shirt, his female costar glammed it up in a long black dress with net lace detail and a side slit and open-toed black heels.
Closing out the weekend with a special press function for his new film, Jake Gyllenhaal took over the spotlight at a private screening of "'End of Watch" in East Hampton, New York on Sunday (August 19).
The handsome 31-year-old actor suited up as he was joined by actress Gwyneth Paltrow for the Goose Creek held event sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter and Samsung Galaxy SIII .