The power of a family-friendly animated film was in full force this weekend as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 topped this weekend’s box office by tripling the second place film’s sales. The sequel to the surprisingly funny and witty Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs had a great first weekend return for Sony Pictures Animation, proving popular amongst families. Coming in second was last week’s top film, Prisoners. Newcomers Rush, Baggage Claim, and Don Jon round out the Top 5.
What’s interesting from this weekend’s returns is the Mexican indie film, Instructions Not Included. Despite only playing on 948 screens, the Eugenio Derbez-written/directed/starring film made $3.3m this weekend, adding to its cumulative revenue of $38.5m and the prestigious title of Top Spanish Language Film of All-Time in the US. Who says independent foreign films don’t have a place in theaters?
The rest of this weekend’s box office sales are below.
1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $35,000,000
2. Prisoners – $11,270,000
3. Rush – $10,313,530
4. Baggage Claim – $9,300,000
5. Don Jon – $9,000,000
6. Insidious Chapter 2 – $6,747,000
7. The Family – $3,674,000
8. Instructions Not Included – $3,380,000
9. We’re the Millers – $2,865,000
10. The Butler – $2,417,000