'Chance of Meatballs'' tops weekend box office

September 21, 2009 5:14:47 AM PDT
The forecast was bright at the box office for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," which earned $30.1 million to lead this weekend's films. Sony's 3-D animated family comedy was adapted from the classic 1978 children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Despite schools being back in session, the film still was able to draw kids and their parents to the multiplexes.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!" came in second with $10.6 million.

Coming in distant fifth was "Jennifer's Body," the R-rated horror film written by Diablo Cody, the scribe of "Juno" fame. It earned just $6.8 million. "Jennifer's Body" is viewed most significantly as a test of its star, Megan Fox, to headline a movie.

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