Weekend Recap: What Happened at the Box Office?

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September 30th, 2013

Weekend Recap: What Happened at the Box Office?

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" successfully stormed the box office during the weekend of Friday, September 27. The animated film landed $35 million in opening weekend profits. Although Flint left Swallow Falls, he learns that his science experiment gone wrong is wreaking yet more hilarious havoc on the island town. Flint heads back to fetch something he left behind, but he is not planning on the wild food-animal hybrids that now run amok on the overgrown island. The family-friendly movie has a PG rating for mild rude humor.

"Rush" earned $10,314,000 over the weekend. Together with limited release earnings, the movie has made $10,574,909 in box office profits. In the 1970s, James Hunt and Niki Lauda could not be more different. Niki is serious and dedicated, while James embraces the high life. James and Niki do have one major thing in common. They're both Formula One racers, and their rivalry pushes both men to driver faster and harder. Mature content, nudity, language, brief drug content, and disturbing images contribute to an R rating.

"Baggage Claim" opened with $9,300,000. After learning that she's the last one in her family to get married, Montana decides to get serious about finding a beau. As an airline attendant, she has the perfect excuse to round up a bevy of her past admirers and see if any of them are worth a second shot. The romantic comedy has a PG-13 rating for language and mature content.

"Don Jon" saw weekend profits of $9 million. When Jon and Barbara meet, sparks fly. But they have issues to work through. While Barbara longs for a romance that could star Meg Ryan, Jon has to figure out the difference between reality and his porn addiction. Both will have to change before they can have a real relationship. "Don Jon" has an R rating for strong graphic mature content and language, nudity, language, and drug use.

Continuing Films

"Prisoners" earned $11,270,000 during its second weekend in theaters, with total profits equaling more than $38 million. Two little girls vanish from a neighborhood, leaving their families devastated and desperate. A suspicious-looking RV offers the main clue to the girls' possible location. As the detective on the case grows increasingly frustrated, the father of one of the girls realizes that he has to take his own stand. The R rating is due to disturbing violent content, torture, and language.

"Insidious: Chapter 2" saw profits of $6,747,000. Overall, James Wan's flick has earned more than $69 million. After her husband journeyed into an ominous world to rescue their son from danger, Renai's life has still not returned to normal. She knows that evil forces are still haunting her family, and she will have to face secrets from the past to change the present and save her children. The horror movie's PG-13 rating is due to thematic elements and intense sequences of violence and terror.

"The Family" brought in $3,674,000, bringing total earnings past the $31 million mark. On the run from the mob, a family seeks shelter in a town in Normandy. Thanks to their hot tempers and vengeful ways, though, the newly renamed Blakes find themselves in a lot of trouble. If they're not careful, the Blakes could lead the mafia right to their doorstep. The dark comedy has an R rating for violence, language, and brief mature content.

"We're the Millers" has earned more than $142 million since its debut. This past weekend, the movie earned $2,865,000. When a drug-dealer makes a faux pas and needs to redeem himself in the eyes of his boss, he accepts a tough job. Wanting to avoid trouble with the authorities, he recruits strangers to pose as his family. But this might not be enough to throw authorities off the scent. "We're the Millers" has an R rating for crude mature content, pervasive language, drug content, and brief nudity.

Movies to DVD

"The Croods" arrives out on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, October 1. The Croods rarely venture outside the safety of their cave. After a disaster forces the family to go in search of a new home, however, they discover that the world beyond is full of beauty and wonder. A new friend helps them navigate the dangers and learn how to trust. The film has a PG rating for scary action sequences.

"This is the End," Seth Rogen just wants to show Jay Baruchel what life in Hollywood is really like. Unfortunately, the big party at James Franco's house ends up coinciding with the apocalypse. Seth, Jay, and a small group of friends try to survive as Los Angeles becomes a fiery inferno and tempers run high. The movie's R rating is due to crude mature content, brief graphic nudity, violence, drug use, and language.