It was the weekend in which Zombieland made a killing at the box office. The comedy/horror film, which on the whole received positive reviews, piled up $25 million in ticket sales. Two other new movies, however, which also received generally favorable reviews, flopped. Ricky Gervais's The Invention of Lying managed to bring in $7.4 million, while Drew Barrymore's Whip It landed in sixth place with just $4.9 million, tying with Michael Moore's documentary, Capitalism A Love Story , which widened its release to about 1,000 theaters. The re-release of the first two Toy Story movies (a third in the works), this time in 3D, did OK with a third-place $12.5 million, but, as the New York Times observed on Sunday, it failed to demonstrate that there was a gold mine in re-releasing past hit films in 3D. The Toy Story double feature was topped by the third week of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs , another 3D animated flick, that came in second with $16.7 million, putting its total after three weekends at $82.4 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo 1. Zombieland, $25 million; 2. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs , $16.7 million; 3. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 , $12.5 million; 4. The Invention of Lying , $7.4 million; 5. Surrogates , $7.3 million; 6. Whip It, $4.9 million (tie); 6. Capitalism A Love Story, $4.9 million (tie); 8. Fame , $4.8 million; 9. The Informant! , $3.8 million; 10. Love Happens , $2.8 million.