Meatballs on a roll; Jennifer's Body is a stiff

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

The 3-D animated film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs topped the Sept. 18 weekend box office with a whopping estimated $30.1 million, while Megan Fox's much-hyped horror satire Jennifer's Body crashed and burned by opening in fifth place, with just $6.8 million, the Associated Press reported.

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. ...
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.