Besting its 2009 Predecessor by about $5 million in its debut, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 gave Families a clear-cut choice at the Movies this weekend and they responded huge, placing it on-top of the Box Office for Sony Pictures this weekend with an astounding $35 million from 4,001 theatres. Made for $78 million, the Animated-Feature received a coveted A- CinemaScore, although Critics overall weren’t as responsive with 58% on the Tomatometer.
Debuting in second and certainly not disgraced is Ron Howard‘s Racing Drama Rush, which premiered here a couple weeks back at TIFF ’13. Expanding to 2,297 theatres in its second week for eOne Films/Imagine/Universal Pictures with $10.8 million, the Oscar Contender has received critical praise with 88% on the Tomatometer and above this, Audiences loved the Film starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl just as much with an A- CinemaScore.
Prisoners after debuting on-top last weekend, slips to third with $11.2 million for Warner Bros., grossing $38 million to-date. Following closely behind in third in its debut is Don Jon. The Comedy, written, produced, directed and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, opens with $9.5 million from 2,422 theatres for Relativity Media and Remstar Films in Canada.
Baggage Claim, starring Paula Patton, debuts in fifth for Fox Searchlight with a decent $9.5 million also from 2,027 theatres. Critics panned the Romantic-Comedy with 14% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences praised it with an A- CinemaScore.
Debuting Documentary Metallica: Through the Never 3-D, another TIFF ’13 Film, opens in ninth with $2.9 million from only 308 theatres. Rounding-out the Top Ten is We’re the Millers, still going strong in this its eighth week of release with $2.8 million.
We’re almost half-way through TIFF ’13 and the Star Sightings just don’t stop. Among the Talent we saw today include Marquee names, and several more were seen at the popular InStyle Magazine Party held annually at the Windsor Arms Hotel.
Michael C. Hall at TIFF ’13 with Kill Your Darlings.
Saoirse Ronan at TIFF ’13 for Mary Queen of Scots.
Daniel Radcliffe at TIFF ’13 with The F Word, Kill Your Darlings and Horns.
Nicolas Cage runs the Red Carpet for Joe at Princess of Wales Theatre, zipping furiously through line of Autograph Seekers in record time.
Sandra Bullock greets hoards of Fans while promoting Gravity. She was absolutely wonderful and in charge of the situation.
James Hetfield of Metallica promoting new Documentary, Through the Never.
David Arquette surprises at the InStyle Magazine Party, donning earrings with his Daughter Coco‘s name.
Jennifer Morrison at the InStyle Magazine Party.
Jared Harris at the InStyle Magazine Party.
Abigail Breslin at the InStyle Magazine Party.
Jessica Chastain at the InStyle Magazine Party.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
*Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy S4 and Olympus E-PL5
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