Box Office Results: Zombieland Dethrones Meatballs
Posted 10.04.09 by reelz
||Very well-reviewed zombie comedy opens strongly, already surpassing its $23M budget.
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
||In spite of being called "unwatchable" by some parents we know, kids drag them there anyhow and Meatballs stays strong in third week.
|Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)
||3D re-release of Pixar classics averages nearly as much per screen as Zombieland.
|The Invention of Lying
||For one of the better-reviewed comedies of the year, a disappointing opening.
||With an $80M budget this movie is a candidate for one of the biggest bombs of the year.
Bomb of the Week: Pandorum wins this dubious award two weeks in a row. Averaging only $767/screen in its second week in release, the movie has grossed just $7.8M on a budget of $40M, which will put it near or at the top of 2009's biggest money losers.