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Mel Brooks

'Hotel Transylvania 2' bites off September record

September has a new box office star in "Hotel Transylvania 2." The PG-rated animated pic earned a robust $47.5 million in its debut weekend, making it the top September opener of all time, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The previous record holder was "Hotel Transylvania" which opened to $42.5 million in 2012. "It really is something the whole family can agree to see. There are laughs for adults, kids, and teenagers as well," said Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony. According to the studio, an estimated 59 percent of audiences were female and 60 percent were under the age of 25. Paul Dergarabedian, a Senior Media Analyst for...