WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2009 Rank. Movie Title - Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #
1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - $24.6 million | 3,119 | $60.0 million | 2 Allen’s TSR review 8/10
2. Surrogates - $15.0 million | 2,951 | $15.0 million | 1 De Salvo's TSR review 2/10
3. Fame (2009) - $10.0 million | 3,096 | $10.0 million | 1 Allen's TSR review 5/10
5. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - $4.8 million | 2,120 | $44.5 million | 3 Allen’s TSR review 6/10
There's no signs of it not being cloudy at the box office, as Meatballs continues to mop up the competition. Fame will not live forever on the big screen, though there's always a chance the movie, which became a TV show, which became a movie ... could become a TV show. Bruce Willis didn't have the marketing push or summer blockbuster status with Surrogates but it still managed $15 million.
Next week it will be Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, Drew Barrymore's Whip It and the horror comedy Zombieland fighting it out.