As expected, animated family fare performed best at this weekend's otherwise lukewarm box office. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 debuted in first place with an estimated $35 million, which was at the low end of industry predictions but still a bit ahead of the original film's opening weekend.
Other new releases didn't fare as well. The Ron Howard-directed racer biopic Rush opened in third place with an estimated $10.3 million, while Joseph Gordon-Leviit's directorial debut Don Jon had to settle for a fifth place bow of $9 million. Another new release, Baggage Claim, debuted in fourth place with $9.3 million.
The concert/horror film Metallica Through the Never opened in limited release with a 13th place showing of $1.7 million.
Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:
1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 $35 million
2. Prisoners $11.3 million
3. Rush $10.3 million
4. Baggage Claim $9.3 million
5. Don Jon $9 million
6. Insidious Chapter 2 $6.7 million
7. The Family $3.7 million
8. Instructions Not Included $3.4 million
9. We're the Millers $2.9 million
10. Lee Daniels' The Butler $2.4 million
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Source : ign[dot]com