10/27/2012 11:19 am ET

'Hotel Transylvania' & Romania: Movie Sees Success In Namesake Region

'Hotel Transylvania' is getting quite the warm reception in Transylvania itself. USA Today is reporting that the animated feature took the number one spot in Romania's box office last week.

The movie, which performed well stateside by setting a box office record for September, brought in $140,000 in Romania. By comparison, a huge hit such as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part Two)" made $307,546 in its first week in the region.

Genndy Tartakovsky, the director of 'Hotel Transylvania,' traveled to Transylvania for the local premiere, which was fittingly held at Bran Castle, a location celebrated as Dracula's Castle.

'Hotel Transylvania,' which was produced by Sony, stars Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, the owner of Hotel Transylvania. The resort serves as a haven for monsters away from the outside world.

For more, head over to USA Today.