'Meatballs' sequel tops US box office
Animated sequel “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2” has debuted at number one in the US, taking $35m in its first weekend. In doing so, it surpassed the original movie, which took $30.3m during its opening weekend in 2009.
Last week's top film, “Prisoners” -- starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman -- slipped to second place. Formula One movie “Rush”, which depicts the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, took third spot.
Based on a children's book, “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs” was a breakout hit for Sony Animation in 20009. The follow-up is an original story, in which inventor Flint Lockwood must save the day after one of his inventions malfunctions, creating food-animal creatures that overtake the region of Swallow Falls.