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09/30/2012 12:33 pm ET Updated Nov 30, 2012

'Hotel Transylvania' Sets Box Office Records For September

It was a huge weekend at the box office with "Hotel Transylvania" setting a new record for the biggest opening weekend ever in September.

Sony's animated Halloween-themed movie, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg, earned $43 million, beating out previous record holder "Sweat Home Alabama" for the crown, The Wrap reports.

"Hotel Transylvania's" debut weekend is biggest the box office has seen since "Dark Knight Rises" took in $160 million back in July. The new kids' movie also set the record for the biggest single September day ever, bringing in $19 million on Saturday.

Though "Hotel Transylvania" also benefitted from a 3-D boost, it's still quite a strong debut -- especially given the film's tepid reviews. The movie -- which features the voices of Kevin James, Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez -- is currently sitting at a 41 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Looper," the time-travel feature starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, also had a strong start in its debut weekend with $21.2 million. "Looper" has may have achieved an impressive feat of marking the first time China's opening numbers outgross that of the film's U.S. open. The movie, a Chinese co-production, is expected to bring in about $24 million in China, but final numbers have not yet been released.

"Pitch Perfect," the musical comedy starring Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, opened in just 335 theaters this weekend and took in an impressive $5.2 million.

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