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Box Score: Zombieland admitted $25 million to debut in First Place.

Playing zombies for laughs rather than frights paid off handsomely as Zombieland [ZMBLN] topped the weekend box office with an estimated $25 million.  Woody Harrelson,  Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone starred in the Sony release which put a character-driven comedic spin on the horror genre. 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs [CWCMB] dropped $16.7 million to finish second after two weeks at number one.   The Sony animated film let up just 33% despite losing some 3D screens to a new entrant, Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D [TOY3D].  The Disney re-release grossed $12.5 million. The double feature effectively cut screenings in half.

The Rickey Gervais comedy The Invention of Lying [INVLY] debuted at the fourth spot with a respectable $7.4 million.  On the other hand, roller derby comedy Whip It [WHIPT] opened in sixth place with a disappointing $4.8 million.

In its first wide weekend of release, Capitalism: A Love Story [FH912] banked $4.8 million to bring its net gross to $5.3 million.

 

Rank TITLE F-S-S TOTAL
1 ZOMBIELAND $25,000,000 $25,000,000
2 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS $16,700,000 $82,392,000
3 TOY STORY/TOY STORY 2 3-D $12,500,000 $12,500,000
4 THE INVENTION OF LYING $7,350,000 $7,350,000
5 SURROGATES $7,344,000 $26,387,000
6 WHIP IT $4,850,000 $4,850,000
7 CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY $4,850,000 $5,251,689
8 FAME $4,754,000 $16,634,236
9 THE INFORMANT! $3,800,000 $26,580,000
10 LOVE HAPPENS $2,777,290 $18,910,345

Source: Exhibitor Relations Co.



Tag(s): ZMBLN, CWCMB, TOY3D, INVLY, WHIPT, FH912

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