It looks to be clear sailing toward the top of the box-office chart for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," which opened with an estimated $9.3 million on 4,001 screens on Friday.
The 3-D animated sequel to the 2009 film, which debuted with just over $30 million in its opening weekend, looks on track to meet expectations heading into the weekend. Pre-release audience surveys indicated the possibility of $45 million in ticket sales, but the film's distributor,
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Thus far "Don Jon" is trailing the
"Baggage Claim," a romantic comedy written and directed by David Talbert, opened just behind "Don Jon" on Friday with an estimated $3.2 million.