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SHOW BIZ: Weekend Movie Box Office Update: September 18- September 20, 2009

Weekend Movie Box Office Update
September 18 - September 20, 2009

Rank Film Distributor Weekend Total # Of Screens
Weeks Playing Cumulative
Box Office
1 Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Sony $30,304,648 3,119 1 $30,304,648
The Informant Warner Brothers $10,464,314
2,505 1 $10,464,314
3 Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself Lionsgate $9,877,436 2,255 1 $37,749,945
4 Love Happens
1,898 1 $8,057,010
5 Jennifer's Body
20th Century Fox
2,702 1 $6,868,397

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1. Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett's beloved children's book of the same name,  "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" follows inventor Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) and a brainy weathergirl (voice of Anna Faris) as they attempt to discover why the rain in their small town has stopped, and food is falling in its place. Meanwhile, lifelong bully Brent (voice of Andy Samberg) relishes in tormenting Flint like he did when they were kids, and Mayor Shelbourne (voice of Bruce Campbell) schemes to use Flint's latest invention -- a device designed to improve everyone's lives -- for his own personal gain. Mr. T voices by-the-books cop Earl Devereaux, and James Caan voices Flint's technophobe father, Tim. - Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

2. "The Informant" is the tale of Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), an Ivy League Ph.D. who was a rising star at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in the early 1990s. The bipolar hero wound up blowing the whistle on the company's price fixing tactics and became the highest-ranked executive to ever turn whistleblower in US history. Whitacre secretly gathered hundreds of hours of video and audio tapes over several years to present to the FBI which became one of the largest price fixing cases in history. In the story -- a dark comedy / thriller in director Steven Soderbergh's hands -- Whitacre's good deed dovetails with his own major infractions and struggle with severe bipolar disorder.

3. "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself:" When Madea, America's favorite pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith...and even true love. Cast includes: Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Tyler Perry, Hope Olaide Wilson, Mary J. Blige. It is directed by Tyler Perry. "Bad" opened on Friday, September 11, 2009.

4. Dr. Burke Ryan (Eckhart) is on the precipice of a major multimedia deal, but the therapist who asks his patients to openly confront their pain is secretly unable to take his own advice. Eloise Chandler (Aniston) has sworn off men and decided to focus on her floral business. However, when she meets Burke at the hotel where he's speaking, there is an instant attraction. But will two people who have met the right person at exactly the wrong time be able to give love another chance? As each struggles with the hurt of love and loss, they realize that in order to move forward, they need to let go of the past. And if they can, they'll find that, sometimes, love happens when you least expect it.

5. From the production team behind "Juno" is a new film about one teenager's uncontrollable appetite for teenager boys. When a demon takes possession of her, high-school hottie Jennifer (Megan Fox) turns a hungry eye on guys who never stood a chance with her before. While evil Jennifer satisfies her appetite for human flesh with the school's male population, her nerdy friend, Needy (Amanda Seyfried), learns what's happening and vows to put an end to the carnage.

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