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Weekend Estimates: Cloudy Tops with $30.1 Million

September 20th, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was the clear winner at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. The digitally-animated comedy earned a very respectable $30.1 million, according to Sony, making it their best opening ever for an animated film ahead of Open Season, which posted a $23.6 million opening back in 2006. Meatballs looks a fair bet to hit $100 million during its run.

The Informant landed in second place with an opening estimated at $10.5 million, almost exactly in line with our Friday estimate. Love Happens also hit expectations with $8.5 million for fourth place. I Can Do Bad All By Myself split the two with a second-weekend $10 million.

The big disappointment of the weekend was Jennifer's Body, which earned only $6.8 million in 2,702 theaters for fifth place.

Among limited releases, Apparition's Bright Star made an impressive start with $190,343 in 19 theaters.

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Informant!, Love Happens, Bright Star