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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Eats Up Weekend Box Office

Three movies came out this weekend, though none of them really captured the public's attention. The enduring appeal of the idea of food storms and a lack of other good family movies in theaters right now propelled Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 to first place with a $35 million debut. Last week's box office winner, the Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal-starring Prisoners, came in at a distant second with $11 million, pushing its cumulative earnings to $38.8 million. Ron Howard's race-car movie, Rush, which came out last week without making much of an impression, made its way to third place with $10.3 million in weekend earnings (its cumulative haul is now $10.6 million.) Desperate flight attendant comedy Baggage Claim opened at fourth place with $9.2 million, while New Jersey send-up Don Jon — which Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed, and starred in — brought in $8.8 million, leaving it at fifth place on its first weekend.

Photo: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation