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“Prisoners” Knocked Off Top of Box Office Chart by “Meatballs”

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Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 won the box office trophy in its debut weekend with ticket sales of $34.017 million. The number represents a noticeable improvement over the first movie’s opening weekend of $30.3 million in 2009, but also noticeably behind Sony’s debut of Hotel Transylvania ($42.5 million in 2011). Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opened with essentially no competition in the family film market, emerged from the weekend with good word-of-mouth reports, and is not expected to have any throughout the month of October, so analysts expect the movie will continue to do well throughout the month.

The movie pushed Warner Bros’ Prisoners from the top spot at the box office, with Prisoners taking a distant second with a $10.867 million take.

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