Meatballs rain down on US box office
The family film, which features the voices of Anna Faris, Bill Hader and James Caan, took $30.1 million (£18.6 million) over its three-day opening period, easily beating Matt Damon's new film The Informant into second place with $10.5 million
Last week's number one movie, Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself, landed in third taking $10 million in box office sales.
Jennifer Aniston's new starring vehicle Love Happens, which also features The Dark Knight's Aaron Eckhart, was forced to settle for fourth place while horror flick Jennifer's Body rounded off the top five.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs also opened in the UK on Friday (September 18th), with results for its box office performance on this side of the pond expected shortly.