Studio Results for September 18-20:
1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $30.1 million
2. The Informant! – $10.5 million
3. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself – $10.1 million
4. Love Happens – $8.5 million
5. Jennifer’s Body – $6.8 million
The family-friendly animated feature, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, took the box office by storm this weekend with an impressive $30.1 million. The screenings in 3-D and IMAX certainly helped, as it counted for about $20 million of its weekend gross. Runner-up went to The Informant! with $10.5 million. According to Warner Bros’ research, 72 percent of ticket sales went to people 30 years of age or older.
Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself landed the third spot with $10.1 million on its second weekend. The romantic comedy, Love Happens, debuted fourth in the box office with $8.5 million. And rounding out the Top 5 was the disappointing Jennifer’s Body with $6.8 million.
As for our predictions, Sheehan and I both predicted all five films in the Top 5 correctly, but only two of the five in the right order. We both had Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at the top, but then faltered after that. We both completely over-shot Jennifer’s Body. We’ll try to do better next time.
On Friday there will be three new wide releases hitting the theaters: two sci-fi/action films, Pandorum and Surrogates… and then the musical Fame. Check back on Friday for our new predictions.