SMILE - Lucas Huber, a Sears portrait studio worker from Kalamazoo, struggles to find true happiness with wheel-chair bound Jana Parks as he and slacker friend Johnny Raju spend their days going nowhere.
THREE FOR THE ROAD - Three for the Road” is an R-rated buddy comedy in the vein of Todd Philips THE HANGOVER and ROAD TRIP, and Judd Apatow’s SUPERBAD and KNOCKED UP. When 30 year-old Jack is dumped at his “Star Wars”-themed wedding for being “too immature”, things seem as bleak as they did at the end of “Empire Strikes Back”. His best friend since forever, Ben decides the only way to cheer him up is to invite Jack on the cross-country trip that he and his own fiancé have been planning for the last few months.
Weekend of Sept 27- Sept 29, 2013
Rank. Movie Title (Dist.)
Weekend Gross | Total Gross

1. Cloudy w/ Chance of Meatballs 2
$34 million | $34 million

2. Prisoners
(Warner Bros)
$10.8 million | $38.5 million

3. Rush
$10 million | $10 million

4. Baggage Claim
$9 million | $9 million

5. Don Jon
$8 million | $8 million

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