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Mania Box Office Report: Raining Meatballs

Sequel Dominates the Box Office

By Robert T. Trate     September 29, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo

It was a big weekend for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon. The directorial debut of the actor has already made 9 million dollars, which is great considering it was made for only 6 million. What is surprising is that Ron Howard’s Rush, despite critical acclaim, debuted at number 3. Perhaps it will take the box office for its second weekend? It is sad that not even Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, could fight off a second storm of meatballs.  


Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report on Cloudy 2: “Playing at 4,002 theaters—a new record for September— Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opened to an estimated $35 million. That's an improvement over the first Cloudy movie, which debuted to $30.3 million in September 2009. However, it's noticeably lower than Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania, which set a September opening record with $42.5 million on the same weekend last year. Overall, Cloudy's opening is the fourth-highest ever in September behind Hotel Transylvania, Insidious Chapter 2 and Sweet Home Alabama”.

What is also interesting is that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is the only family film for the first half of October. October is packed with Horror and Sci-Fi, which fine for all you Maniacs!


 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

 

$35,000,000

4,001

$8,748

$35,000,000

$78

2

Prisoners

 

$11,270,000

3,290

$3,426

$38,954,000

$46

3

Rush (2013)

 

$10,314,000

2,297

$4,490

$10,574,000

$38

4

Baggage Claim

 

$9,300,000

2,027

$4,588

$9,300,000

-

5

Don Jon

 

$9,000,000

2,422

$3,716

$9,000,000

$6

6

Insidious Chapter 2

 

$6,747,000

3,120

$2,163

$69,544,000

$5

7

The Family (2013)

 

$3,674,000

2,894

$1,270

$31,696,000

$30

8

Instructions Not Included

 

$3,380,000

948

$3,565

$38,567,000

-

9

We’re the Millers

 

$2,865,000

2,405

$1,191

$142,418,000

$37

10

The Butler

 

$2,417,000

2,062

$1,172

$110,281,000

$30


This week Mania is ready for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity.

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almostunbiased 9/29/2013 7:24:26 PM

Not sure if I'll see Gravity in the theater or not.  looks interesting though.

RobertTrate 9/29/2013 9:10:16 PM

 IMAX 3D for me!

Roqueja 9/29/2013 9:46:55 PM

It looks like an amazing IMAX movie.  It would definately make the experience.

Dazzler 9/30/2013 3:24:10 AM

I liked Rush but a movie like that is wasted on Ron Howard who should be doing bigger projects.  It would be interesting if he got a Star Wars movie or big property type thing to play with.  He was in American Graffiti with Harrison Ford and Lucas after all. 

samurai1138 9/30/2013 5:25:49 AM

I would agree with Dazzler, Howard, having worked for Lucas on Graffiti and Willow, would be a good choice to direct a SW film, and since he doesn't pretend to be a writer, you know he would stick to what he knows.

goirish83 9/30/2013 6:19:14 AM

Went to see "Rush", I loved it.  Great movie, great story.

millean 9/30/2013 9:17:29 AM

I finally saw Riddick last night.  It was pretty good.  Probably not a good sign for that series future that it did not make the top ten this week.  Don't know it has performed at the Box Office, though.

jimvo99 9/30/2013 5:07:30 PM

I love that We're The Millers is still in the top 10. That movie is so damn funny.

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