Friday Box Office: Even Richer Meatballs

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs rained on Surrogates Friday for the weekend's box-office lead, though neither Sony nor Disney are gloating too much about being at the top of another sluggish frame at the movies. Meatballs' $5.5 million narrowly edged Surrogates' anemic $5 million, and the hemorrhaging worsened on down the line for second-week slumpers like The Informant, Jennifer's Body and Love Happens. At least there was good news for the troubled MGM, whose relatively mini-budgeted Fame took in $3.5 million for third place and stands to turn a tidy theatrical profit en route to DVD. Baby steps, gang! Check out Friday's top 10 after the jump.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS: $5,500,000 ($41,000,000)

SURROGATES: $5,000,000 (new)

FAME: $3,550,000 (new)

THE INFORMANT!: $2,100,000 ($16,100,000)

PANDORUM: $1,500,000 (new)

LOVE HAPPENS: $1,400,000 ($11,800,000)

TYLER PERRY'S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF: $1,400,000 ($41,200,000)

JENNIFER'S BODY: $1,000,000 ($9,800,000)

9: $800,000 ($25,100,000)

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS: $800,000 ($112,500,000)



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