Hotel Transylvania scares off competition at U.S. box office

The animated family film, which also features the voices of Selena Gomez and Kevin James, beat out Bruce Willis’ new action movie Looper, which earned $21.2 million (£13.3 million).

End of Watch featuring Jake Gyllenhaal came in third with $8 million (£5 million), and in fourth and fifth place respectively were Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve ($7.5 million/£4.7 million) and Jennifer Lawrence’s thriller House at the End of The Street ($7.2 million/£4.5 million).

Meanwhile, Viola Davis’ new drama, Won’t Back Down, failed to break into the top five, premiering at number 10 with $2.7 million (£1.7 million) in ticket sales.