Associated Press Release
By: DERRIK J. LANG
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "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 Sunday. 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.