This weekend, audiences were hungry for an animated comedy, and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” won the box office with $35 million. Sony’s sequel to their previous hit based on the popular children’s book was simultaneously a success and a disappointment. The film, in which scientist Flint Lockwood returns to his home when he discovers his machine that makes food started created mutant foodimals, was the number one movie this weekend by a long-shot, but its increase over its predecessor’s debut was not by much, and it didn’t open with nearly as high a gross as Sony’s animated comedy they released around this time last year: “Hotel Transylvania”.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” had a lot of competition this weekend, but not a lot of strong competition. The racing film “Rush” expanded to theaters nationwide and jumped to third with $10.3 million. The rom-com “Baggage Claim”, starring Paula Patton as a flight attendant looking for love, followed in fourth with $9.3 million, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s quirky comedy “Don Jon”, which he wrote, directed, and starred in, brought up the rear with $9 million. Meanwhile, last weekend’s number one movie, the thriller “Prisoners”, dropped to second with $11.2 million.
The concert film “Metallica: Through the Never” also opened in only 305 theaters nationwide this weekend, but it was still a great success, coming just barely short of making the top 12 with $1.6 million. Finally, the dramedy “Enough Said”, which including James Gandolfini’s final feature film performance, expanded to more theaters this weekend—its second weekend of release—coming in eleventh with $2.1 million.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
- “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”: $35 million
- “Prisoners”: $11.2 million
- “Rush”: $10.3 million
- “Baggage Claim”: $9.3 million
- “Don Jon”: $9 million
- “Insidious Chapter 2”: $6.7 million
- “The Family”: $3.6 million
- “Instructions Not Included”: $3.3 million
- “We’re the Millers”: $2.8 million
- “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”: $2.4 million
- “Enough Said”: $2.1 million
- “Battle of the Year”: $2 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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