A crowded weekend at the box office saw Sony’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 opening to a strong $35 million from 4,001 theaters, while the three other new offerings — Ron Howard‘s Rush, Baggage Claim and Don Jon — turned in mixed performances. This is welcome news for Sony which has had a disastrous summer season.
Families fueled Cloudy 2‘s debut, which marks the fourth-biggest September opening of all time after fellow Sony titleHotel Transylvania, which rolled out on the same weekend a year ago, raking in $42.5 million; Insidious: Chapter 2, which opened to $40.3 million two weeks ago; and Sweet Home Alabama ($35.6 million).
The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, September 29, are as follows:
|RANK||TITLE||DISTRIBUTOR NAME||WEEKEND REVENUE||CUME REVENUE|
|REVENUE||# OF LOCATIONS*||LOC AVG|
|1||Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2||Sony||$35,000,000||4,001||8,747||$35,000,000|
|4||Baggage Claim||Fox Searchlight||$9,300,000||2,027||4,588||$9,300,000|
|5||Don Jon||Relativity Media||$9,000,000||2,422||3,715||$9,000,000|
|6||Insidious Chapter 2||FilmDistrict||$6,747,000||3,120||2,162||$69,544,395|
|7||Family, The||Relativity Media||$3,674,000||2,894||1,269||$31,696,170|
|8||Instructions Not Included||Lionsgate||$3,380,000||948||3,565||$38,567,488|
|9||We’re The Millers||Warner Bros.||$2,865,000||2,405||1,191||$142,418,452|
|10||Lee Daniels’ The Butler||The Weinstein Company||$2,417,000||2,062||1,172||$110,281,069|
|11||Enough Said||Fox Searchlight||$2,115,000||227||9,317||$2,482,479|
|12||Battle Of The Year||Sony||$2,000,000||2,008||996||$7,468,292|