Sun shines on Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs sequel
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Animated sequel Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 shone at the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
The follow-up to the 2009 movie based on the eponymous children's book about a food-making machine that spins out of control and bombards a town with meatballs took an estimated US$35 million (S$44 million) in its opening weekend.
The Sony Pictures Animation film knocked crime thriller Prisoners into second place, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
The film, starring Hugh Jackman as a desperate parent in search of his child and Jake Gyllenhaal as the detective in charge of the investigation, pulled in US$11.3 million in its second weekend, taking its total to US$39 million.