Meatballs Reigns With $35M Weekend
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2013 12:23 PM CDT
Tim Lockwood, voiced by James Caan, with the Pickles in a scene from "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."   (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Animation)

(Newser) Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 left the competition standing out in a downpour at this weekend's box office, reeling in $35 million—more than three times the $11.2 million total for No. 2 thriller Prisoners, reports the LA Times. Ron Howard's Rush opened in third with $10.3 million, adds the AP, while Baggage Claim took No. 4 with $9.3 million, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Don Jon was fifth with $9 million. The latter two films, however, were made for less than $10 million, notes the Times, though Don Jon's results were disappointing given its critical acclaim.

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