Couples Retreat won big at the box office this weekend despite generally weak reviews. Vince Vaughn co-wrote, produced and starred in the comedy, with Malin Akerman as his wife. It brought in an estimated $35.3 million in ticket sales.
Last weekend’s winner, Zombieland, came in second, with $15 million. Now in its fourth week, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs remains a family favorite. It finished third and added another $12 million to its tally. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (3D) came in fourth earning $7.6 million. Paranormal Activity finished fifth with $7 million.
The rest of the top 10 were: Surrogates – $4.1 million; The Invention of Lying – $3.4 million; Whip It! – $2.8 million; Capitalism: A Love Story – $2.7 million, and Fame – $2.5 million.