Not even Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s porn-addiction or Chris Hemsworth’s flowing blond locks could stop the downpour of meatballs this weekend. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 was top dog at the box office, generating $35 million. The first Cloudy scored $30.3 million in its debut frame on the way to a $124.9 million finish. With its “A-” CinemaScore grade, the Sony animated film should have no trouble playing to parents and children for weeks to come.
The other three newbies didn’t fare as well with moviegoers. Ron Howard’s Formula One racing drama starring Chris Hemsworth drove away with a lackluster $10.3 million. Definitely a disappointment given Howard’s last sports drama, Cinderella Man, debuted with $18.3 million. And don’t even compare it with Hemsworth’s Thor take. However, when compared to the Aussie’s non superhero flicks, Rush still falls below The Cabin in the Woods and Red Dawn which opened with $14.7 million and $14.3 million respectively.
Coming in fourth place was Mrs. Robin Thicke aka Paula Patton’s stewardess comedy, Baggage Claim. It flew away with only $9.3 million. Guess Adam Brody playing a gay flight attendant wasn’t a big draw. Surprisingly though, even with harsh reviews from critics, Baggage Claim managed to score an “A-” CinemaScore grade. Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon experienced the opposite. It. earned rave reviews but only notched a “C+” CinemaScore. The porn-themed flick sexed up $9 million. The silver lining is that it only cost about $6 million to produce. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.