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Monday September 21, 2009 10:51 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Chance of Meatballs is Winning Recipe

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

While it may not have had a Damon, an Aniston or a Fox, had something no other film did this weekend: a win. The animated adaptation raked in $30.3 million over the weekend easily pushing it to the top of the charts. The PG-rated entry towered over the box office and nearly tripled its nearest competitor (The Informant). The 3-D film also gave Sony Pictures Animation its biggest debut to date.

Elsewhere, two Hollywood beauties were struggling to make a respectable showing. Despite (or because of) a number of notable quotes, Megan Fox failed to muster any interest in her first starring vehicle. Jennifer’s Body, a horror film penned by Diablo Cody, raised a whopping $6.9 million for a fifth-place finish. (I’m not even sure that would be enough to fund one day of a Transformers production.) Megan Fox might not be a fan of Michael Bay, but she better be grateful she met him.

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Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston’s latest romantic comedy (does she do anything else?) grossed just over $8 million during its first three days. The good news? actually ranked in the Top Ten—that’s something her last film (Management) didn’t do.

  1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Sony, $30,304,648 (avg. $9716)
  2. The Informant, Warner Bros., $10,464,314 (avg. $4177)
  3. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Lionsgate, $9,877,436 (avg. $4380)
  4. Love Happens, Universal, $8,057,010 (avg. $4245)
  5. Jennifer’s Body, 20th Century Fox, $6,868,397 (avg. $2542)
  6. 9, Focus Features, $5,563,134 (avg. $2701)
  7. Inglourious Basterds, The Weinstein Company, $3,818,142 (avg. $1516)
  8. All About Steve, 20th Century Fox, $3,373,212 (avg. $1562)
  9. Sorority Row, Summit Entertainment, $2,499,758 (avg. $965)
  10. The Final Destination, Warner Bros., $2,388,473 (avg. $1323)

(You can review last week’s episode here.)

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