People Do Love Meatballs

cloudy-2-trailerAlways bet on the animated feature. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opened at number one with $35 million this weekend, which is about four and a half million dollars more than the first one pulled in when it debuted four years ago. Hooray for building a following through ancillary markets!

Prisoners dropped to second place with $11.3 million, while Ron Howard’s Rush opened in third with $10.3 million. And Instructions Not Included, which finally comes to Toronto this Friday, earned another $3.4 million and became the most successful Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S., its $38.6 million gross-to-date eclipsing Pan’s Labyrinth‘s total earnings of $37.6 million … though topping Pan’s record of three Oscar wins will be a different sort of challenge.

Anyway, that’s just some stuff to think about while we all recover from the Breaking Bad finale. About which … yeah, right?

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