Box Office Results: ‘Meatballs’ rain on box office for second straight weekend

Studio Estimate for September 25-27:

1.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $25 million
2.  Surrogates – $14.9 million
3.  Fame – $10 million
4.  The Informant! – $6.6 million
5.  Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself – $4.8 million

6.  Pandorum – $4.4 million

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs experienced only a 17% decline from last weekend’s total and grossed $25 million to take the top spot at the box office for a second straight week.  Meanwhile, the new releases weren’t as successful as they would’ve liked.  Surrogates only grossed $14.9 million, which was good enough as runner-up, while Fame took in $10 million for the third spot.

The Informant! grossed $6.6 million for fourth place and I Can Do Bad All By Myself grossed $4.8 million to finish off the Top 5.  The sci-fi/horror Pandorum landed in the sixth spot with a dismal $4.4 million.

As for our predictions, it was a close race between Sheehan and I.  We both correctly predicted four of the Top 5 films, with three in the correct ranking.  So what it came down to were our gross estimates, where I edged him out by being $13 million off to his $20 million.  Meanwhile, Phil did not have very accurate predictions.  Better next time buddy!

Check back on Friday for our predictions with four new wide releases.  The Ricky Gervais comedy The Invention of Lying; the Drew Barrymore chick-sport/comedy Whip It; the horror/comedy Zombieland; and the two-week only, 3-D double feature of Toy Story and Toy Story 2.

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