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Published: Sunday, 9/29/2013

'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' tops weekend box office with estimated $35 million

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From left, Sam Sparks, voiced by Anna Faris, Barry the Strawberry, voiced by Cody Cameron, and Flint Lockwood, voiced by Bill Hader in a scene from "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."
From left, Sam Sparks, voiced by Anna Faris, Barry the Strawberry, voiced by Cody Cameron, and Flint Lockwood, voiced by Bill Hader in a scene from "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."
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LOS ANGELES — “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” slurped up the box office.

The animated Sony sequel featuring the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris opened in first place and earned $35 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates today. The original “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” nabbed $30.3 million during its opening weekend in 2009.

Last week’s top film, “Prisoners,” slid to second place. The Warner Bros. thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal made $11.2 million in its second weekend, bringing its total domestic haul to $38.9 million.

Universal’s Formula One tale “Rush,” directed by Ron Howard, drove into the third position with $10.3 million.

Fox’s “Baggage Claim” opened in fourth place with $9.3 million, while Relativity’s “Don Jon” debuted in fifth place with $9 million.



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