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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3D: Food and Money Rain, too?

Sony’s “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” stayed sunny at the nation’s box office with $24.6 million at 3,119, easily topping downbeat debuts of Disney’s “Surrogates,” MGM’s “Fame” and Overture’s “Pandorum.”

The 3D toon took in $5.6 million Friday, doubled that Saturday to $11.2 million and grossed an estimated $7.8 million Sunday. Rory Bruer of Sony pointed to strong word of mouth leading to expansion of the audience well beyond the core family and kids demo.

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” will lose most of its 3D screens, though it will continue to play in 3D at 127 Imax venues, where it’s already grossed $5 million.

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” showed decent holding power overseas with $4.9 million at 1,375 in 26 markets, with the U.K. seeing a 9% decline to $2.3 million. The “Cloudy” foreign cume has hit $13.3 million.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

source: variety