EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Animation has booked Hotel Transylvania 3 on a new prime summer release date of July 13, 2018. The pic previously was scheduled on September 21 that year.
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. The voice ensemble of favorites returns, including Adam Sandler (Dracula), Selena Gomez (Mavis) and Andy Samberg (Johnny).
On its new date, Hotel Transylvania 3 faces off with another animated movie, Paramount’s Amusement Park, directed by Dylan Brown and featuring the voices of Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner and Matthew Broderick.