1. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (Sony) SPRI $35m (NE)
2. Prisoners (Warner Bros-Alcon) Lionsgate International $11.3m ($38.9m) (1)
3. Rush (Universal) Exclusive Media $10.3m ($10.6m) (NE)
4. Baggage Claim (Fox Searchlight) Fox International $9.3m (NE)
5. Don Jon (Relativity Media) Voltage Pictures $9m (NE)
‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2’ grossed $35m in line with Friday’s revised estimates to easily win the weekend’s North American box office. It followed wild pre-release forecasts from some analysts in the $43-45m range and understated studio predictions of $30m. The final three day tally was a decent return taking everything into account and finished $5m higher than the corresponding weekend for the original. Its ‘A-‘ CinemaScore would suggest reasonable longevity during the coming weeks.
Last weekend’s No. 1, ‘Prisoners’, which slipped behind Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ on Friday, fought back to take second place after the impact of its’ rival’s wide expansion wore off during the weekend. But it still performed slightly below par overall, grossing $11.3m by Sunday night.
‘Rush’, with Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl playing James Hunt and Niki Lauda, expanded from the speciality market to 2,297 theatres on the back of strong reviews. It earned a steady $10.3m after receiving an ‘A-‘ CinemaScore.
Fox Searchlight’s low budget comedy, ‘Baggage Claim’, starring Paula Patton, Taye Diggs and Derek Luke, opened on a strong $9.3m to take fourth place.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s debut feature, ‘Don Jon’ finished $0.3m behind for an average performance after hitting the mark with the critics but only attracting a ‘C+’ CinemaScore.prozac 30 mg dosecost of fluoxetineside effects of fluoxetine hcl 20 mgapo-fluoxetine 10 mg