Zombieland bites into the US box office

But The Invention Of Lying doesn't convince

Zombieland tore a chunk from the US box office this weekend, storming into first place with $25 million.

The hilarious zom-com clearly hit the spot for audiences, and Sony will be smiling too - as Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs continued to hold strong at second spot, giving the studio a one-two box office punch.

On the animation front, the 3D re-release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 arrived in third place with $12.5 million.

There was less good news for Ricky Gervais as The Invention Of Lying could only muster a fourth place launch and $7.4 million. That left Surrogates to slip to fifth place with $7.3 million.

And falling on its face? That would sadly be Drew Barrymore's roller comedy-drama Whip It, which was battered and bruised as it arrived in sixth with $4.8 million - tied with Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, which was in its second week.

The top 10, then:

  1. Zombieland ($25 million)
  2. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs ($16.7 million)
  3. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (3D) $12/5 million
  4. The Invention Of Lying ($7.4 million)
  5. Surrogates ($7.3 million)
  6. Whip It ($4.8 million)
  7. Capitalism: A Love Story ($4.8 million)
  8. Fame ($4.7 million)
  9. The Informant! ($3.8 million)
  10. Love Happens ($2.7 million)

[Data Source: Box Office Mojo]