3D animation was the way to go this weekend, with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs taking a wide lead over the three other new releases. Tyler Perry's latest flick surrendered the number one spot but still managed to hang on to third place. Here's the top five:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: $30.3 million
The Informant!: $10.4 million
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself: $9.8 million
Love Happens: $8 million
Jennifer's Body: $6.9 million

Three new releases this week, including a teen dance flick and two -- count 'em, two -- science fiction movies.

What's It All About:
Remake of the 1980 classic about a group of young people attending a high school for the performing arts.
Why It Might Do Well:
This will appeal to a younger crowd that has probably never seen the original, so for them at least it won't carry the stigma of a remake.
Why It Might Not Do Well:
The Fame TV series got pretty dopey in the later seasons and I might not be the only one who remembers that.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
$22 million

What's It All About: Two astronauts awaken from hyper-sleep on a ship in deep space with no memory of who they are or what their mission is.
Why It Might Do Well: Looks like a good rollicking creep-fest set in space.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Might two science fiction movies in one week be pushing it?
Number of Theaters: 2,400
Prediction: $9 million