Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs easily won the weekend with its near record September opening. It slipped past The Exorcism of Emily Rose and trails only Rush Hour and Sweet Home Alabama. I have not yet seen it, but have heard good things about it. I have also heard that if you want to see it in 3D, you may want to see it soon, as it is going to lose many screens to the 3D release of the two Toy Story films on October 2. Speaking of 3D, it is very likely that the 3D screens helped push it to the top. That is not to say it isn't good, but you cannot deny the help that steeper ticket prices provides.
Coming in a distant second place is The Informant!, the latest from Steven Soderbergh and Matt Damon's first major release since The Bourne Ultimatum. The movie is quite good, has a half to two thirds of a good script, and a captivating lead performance by Damon. It is an interesting look at an actual event that many people may not be aware of. It is funny, confusing, and shows the convergence of corporate crime and mental illness. Definitely worth checking out, although I suspect it will not warrant much on the revisit front.
Tyler Perry's latest, Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself, slips to third place with a 58% dip from its debut week. I still have not seen any of his films, but they always do well and generally review decently. I just do not have much interest in them, so let's move along.
Fourth place is home to Love Happens, a new romantic comedy/drama hybrid that I suspected would do better than fourth place. Aaron Eckhart stars as a self-help author who has trouble taking his own advice, that is until he meets Jennifer Aniston, who has given up on dating. This is another one I have not seen. I have not decided if I will or not. On one hand, it does not look particularly original, but it does have Judy Greer and Dan Fogler in the supporting cast. Perhaps I will see it somewhere down the line.