‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2’ Tops Weekend Box Office with $35M

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Flint Lockwood and company won hearts this weekend, as Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 grossed some $35 million to take top prize.

The sequel to Sony’s 2009 release beat out Prisoners ($11.3 million) and Rush ($10 million) for top spot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon finished in fifth place with $9 million, playing in some 2,400 theaters (while Cloudy played in 4,000).

The week’s other newcomer, Baggage Claim, starring Paula Patton, Taye Diggs and Adam Brody, grossed $9.3 million to take fourth place.

On deck for the first weekend of October: Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and Runner, Runner (with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake).

[Lead image courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation]