Weekend Box Office: Showers Of Success For Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

By Scott Gwin 2013-09-29 18:19:21discussion comments
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This weekend saw a strong finish to September as Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 snagged a strong first place, banking $35 million. That's a step up from the first mutated food adventure which had an opening weekend of $30 million in 2009.

Ron Howard's Rush expanded into wide release after a highly successful small opening last weekend, earning over $10 million. Internationally the movie has already earned $13 million, but even against a $38 million budget it's not set to rank among Howard's bigger box office earners.

Baggage Claim just eeked out fourth place over Don Jon, both of which came in at the $9 million range. That's good news for Don Jon writer/director/actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt who bank rolled his directorial debut for just $6 million.

Metallica Through the Never only opened in 300 theaters but it managed over $5,000 per screen. It fell short of making the top ten, but with an $18 million price tag it will have to maintain that level of success in wide release to turn a profit worthy of the band whose name it bears.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

1.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 *   $35,000,000 Total: $35,000,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 4,001
2.
Prisoners    $11,270,000 Total: $38,954,000 LW: 1    
THTRS: 3,290
3.
Rush (2013)    $10,314,000 Total: $10,574,000 LW: 38    
THTRS: 2,297
4.
Baggage Claim *   $9,300,000 Total: $9,300,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,027
5.
Don Jon *   $9,000,000 Total: $9,000,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,422
6.
Insidious Chapter 2    $6,747,000 Total: $69,544,000 LW: 2    
THTRS: 3,120
7.
The Family (2013)    $3,674,000 Total: $31,696,000 LW: 3    
THTRS: 2,894
8.
Instructions Not Included $3,380,000 Total: $38,567,000 LW: 4    
THTRS: 948
9.
We're the Millers    $2,865,000 Total: $142,418,000 LW: 6    
THTRS: 2,405
10.
Lee Daniels' The Butler    $2,417,000 Total: $110,281,000 LW: 7    
THTRS: 2,062

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