Audiences Ask for Extra ‘Meatballs’

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3D movies continue to power to the top of the domestic box office with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs becoming the latest champion in the up and coming genre. The film had an impressive $30.1 million showing in its opening weekend and had one of the highest per theatre averages of the week.

All of the newly released films found success this week with four of the top five spots at the Box Office being taken up by new films. The Steven Soderbergh/Matt Damon collaboration The Informant! came in second this weekend with a very September like haul of just over $10 million. This time of year it takes a blockbuster to bring in anything more than $50 million in an opening weekend.

This weekends bomb is appropriately the Megan Fox vehicle Jennifer’s Body. This just goes to show that releasing a horror film in the fall is not a guaranteed path to gold.

Here are this week’s Box Office estimates from Box Office Mojo: (After the Jump)

1) Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Opening – 3,119 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $30.1 million | Average: $9,651 | Overall Gross: $30.1 million

2) The Informant! (Opening – 2,505 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $10.55 million | Average: $4,210 | Overall Gross: $10.55 million

3) Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2nd week – 2,255 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $10.06 million | Average: $4,461 | Overall Gross: $37.93 million

4) Love Happens (Opening – 1,898 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $8.46 million | Average: $4,455 | Overall Gross: $8.46 million

5) Jennifer’s Body (Opening – 2,702 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $6.8 million | Average: $2,517 | Overall Gross: $6.8 million

6) 9 (2nd week – 2,060 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $5.46 million | Average: $2,650 | Overall Gross: $22.79 million

7) Inglourious Basterds (5th week – 2,519 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $3.6 million | Average: $1,430 | Overall Gross: $109.9 million

8) All About Steve (3rd week – 2,159 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $3.4 million | Average: $1,575 | Overall Gross: $26.68 million

9) Sorority Row (2nd week – 2,591 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $2.49 million | Average: $961 | Overall Gross: $8.87 million

10) The Final Destination (4th week – 1,805 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $2.38 million | Average: $1,316 | Overall Gross: $62.39 million

Look for Fame to conquer the Box Office next weekend.

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