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09.21.09 9 Comments

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs took number one at the box office this weekend with $30.1 million, which is slightly better than Bolt and slightly worse than G-Force, despite largely positive reviews.  The production budget is listed at $100 million, so it’s not what you’d call a huge hit.

The Informant! did okay business ($10.5 mil) in number two, Tyler Perry added to his bank roll, not that that was ever in question, and Love Happens and Jennifer’s Body pretty much tanked.  Love Happens‘ bomb is no surprise.  When it looks like penis kryptonite AND a sappy turd (as opposed to a lighthearted comedy, even a retarded one), you’re left with that core audience of Aniston die-hards and people whose showing of All About Steve was sold out, a small demographic indeed.  On the plus side, it managed a simultaneously lamer and less descriptive title than All About Steve, no small feat.  It’s looking like an early front runner for the Oscar in not giving a sh’t.

Jennifer’s Body barely made more than Sorority Row last weekend, and if I had to guess why, I’d say it probably wasn’t the best idea to play the commercials starring an already over-exposed Megan Fox over and over ad nauseum during football and UFC.  I felt like I’d already seen it 12 times by the time it came out.  You see, we men like variety, isn’t that right, hard drive full of exotic porn.  But then, what do I know, I’m not an analyst.  I’m just a guy who likes cats wearing costumes.  Uh, I mean pussy.

Film Weekend Per Screen Total
1 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $30,100,000 $9,651 $30,100,000
2 The Informant! $10,545,000 $4,210 $10,545,000
3 Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself $10,060,000 (-57.1%) $4,461 $37,932,000
4 Love Happens $8,456,000 $4,455 $8,456,000
5 Jennifer’s Body $6,800,000 $2,517 $6,800,000
6 9 $5,458,000 (-49.2%) $2,650 $22,794,000
7 Inglourious Basterds $3,603,000 (-41.3%) $1,430 $109,901,000
8 All About Steve $3,400,000 (-39.7%) $1,575 $26,678,000
9 Sorority Row $2,489,000 (-50.8%) $961 $8,870,000
10 The Final Destination $2,375,000 (-57.0%) $1,316 $62,392,000

[via CHUD, BoxOfficeMojo]

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