Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs gets knocked off it’s two week reign at number one by the “nut up or shut up” comedic thriller Zombieland. It’s funny that Cloudy and Zombieland seem to be repeating the same pattern of Up and Drag Me to Hell had earlier this year. Both came out two weeks apart and got similar numbers – interesting. Apparently people either want a kid’s animation or a violent comedy. Personally I think both sets of films make for a great double feature so someone is doing a great job scheduling these releases..
Check out this weeks numbers and the two smaller films that made the list below…
- Zombieland | New | Weekend Gross $25,000,000 | Average Per Theater $8,235 | Total Gross $25,000,000 | Production Budget $23.6 | Week 1
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs | LW 1 | Weekend Gross $16,700,000| Average Per Theater $5,610 | Total Gross $82,392,000| Production Budget $100 | Week 3
- Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D) | New | Weekend Gross $12,500,000 | Average Per Theater $7,163 | Total Gross $12,500,000 | Week 1
- The Invention of Lying | New | Weekend Gross $7,350,000| Average Per Theater $4,306 | Total Gross $7,350,000| Production Budget $18.5 | Week 1
- Surrogates | LW 2 | Weekend Gross $7,344,000 | Average Per Theater $2,489 | Total Gross $26,387,000 | Production Budget $80 | Week 2
- Capitalism: A Love Story | LW 31 | Weekend Gross $4,850,000 | Average Per Theater $5,042 | Total Gross $5,252,000 | Week 2
- Whip It | New | Weekend Gross $4,850,000 | Average Per Theater $2,820 | Total Gross $4,850,000 | Production Budget $15 | Week 1
- Fame (2009) | LW 3 | Weekend Gross $4,754,000 | Average Per Theater $1,517 | Total Gross $16,634,000 | Production Budget $18 | Week 2
- The Informant! | LW 4 | Weekend Gross $3,800,000 | Average Per Theater $1,567 | Total Gross $26,580,000 | Production Budget $22 | Week 3
- Love Happens | LW 7 | Weekend Gross $2,777,000 | Average Per Theater $1,445 | Total Gross $18,910,000 | Production Budget $18 | Week 3
Capitalism: A Love Story finally was released into more theaters and had quite a jump! Maybe the free screenings they did for the film helped, or maybe it’s purely because people in more rural areas are actually interested in what’s going on with the economy and our government. Who would have thought?
What film did you pay to see last weekend? Was it worth it?