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Monday September 28, 2009 7:04 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Meatballs Rolls to Another Victory

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

was no substitute for meatballs.

Despite competition from a Bruce Willis film, a music-based remake and a sci-fi horror entry, remained the theatergoers’ order of choice for the second week in a row. The children’s book adaptation had Sony dining to the tune of $25 million—over $10 million more than the second place finisher.

Many thought Willis, who hasn’t had a major role since 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard, was on track to take first this weekend. Unfortunately, his


movie was considered a big letdown given its $15 million gross and $80 million budget. Meanwhile, , a remake of the 1980 hit, had no one feeling like they wanted to live forever. The MGM feature only rung up $10 million for third place.

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In indie news, Michael Moore’s latest documentary, , turned out to the hottest ticket this weekend. The film - which opens wide this Friday - averaged a staggering $57,991 over only four theaters. That’s the highest per screen average for any film so far this year.

  1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Sony, $25,038,803 (avg. $8028)
  2. Surrogates, Touchstone, $14,902,692 (avg. $5050)
  3. Fame, MGM, $10,011,682 (avg. $3234)
  4. The Informant, Warner Bros., $6,624,085 (avg. $2644)
  5. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Lionsgate, $4,759,833 (avg. $2245)
  6. Pandorum, Overture, $4,424,126 (avg. $1765)
  7. Love Happens, Universal, $4,307,980 (avg. $2270)
  8. Jennifer’s Body, 20th Century Fox, $3,664,559 (avg. $1338)
  9. 9, Focus Features, $2,959,231 (avg. $1461)
  10. Inglourious Basterds, The Weinstein Company, $2,683,198 (avg. $1369)

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



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