Universal Pictures' "Couples Retreat" debuted in first spot with a big $35.3 million debut, averaging $11,780 from 3,000 theatres. The comedy written by Jon Favreau and helmed by Peter Billingsley, stars Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Ackerman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell, Faizon Love, Kali Hawk and Jean Reno.
Sony's "Zombieland," last weekend's top spot holder, stayed on well for second position with around $15 million posted. Total cume for the zombie comedy horror starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin is now over $47.8 million.
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" continues to move along nicely with $12 million grossed in its fourth weekend at play, bringing the films total gross to over $96 million thus far.
The "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" double feature finished in fifth with $7.64 million earned in its second weekend at play. Pics have added $22.6 million for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The film impressing most with per-theatre average however was Paramount Pictures' "Paranormal Activity." The low-budget "Blair Witch" styled horror expanded its reach and clocked in a massive $7 million weekend pull from just 160 venues. That's a gargantuan $44.162.50 average per venue for the fifth placed release.
Also big in little theatres was Sony Pictures Classics "An Education." Peter Sarsgaard starrer managed $162,381 from just 4 theatres at an average of $40,595 per theatre.