Sony owns the box office weekend with 'Zombieland' and 'Meatballs'
By Adnan Tezer Oct 6, 2009, 0:07 GMT
The film’s plot follows the most frightened guy on Earth who also happens to be the leader of a crew of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. The film’s title refers to a funeral home that has been turned into a fan attraction called Zombieland. ...more
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Sony dominated the competition this weekend as their zombie comedy "Zombieland" took in $25 million in its first weekend and their 3D cartoon "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" dropped to the second spot in its third weekend with $16.7 million. "Cloudy’s" domestic total now stands at $82.4 million.
According to Variety, Sony was able to match Warner Brothers as the only studios to surpass $1 billion in North American sales for the eighth consecutive year.
Disney's 3D double-feature release of "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" was third over the weekend with $12.5 million.
The Warner Bros. comedy "The Invention of Lying," starring Ricky Gervais, came in fourth place with $7.4 million. It narrowly beat out the second week of Disney's "Surrogates," which grossed $7.3 million for a domestic total of $26.4 million.
Drew Barrymore's directing debut "Whip It" came in below expectations with $4.85 million in its opening weekend, tying it with Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story."