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Weekend Fix: Monsters vs. Aliens Is Huge, But Not Quite Out Of This World

March 29, 2009

Monsters Vs. Aliens had a $58 million weekend that the big wigs at Dreamworks have to be pleased with, but with just alright 69% positive reviews at RT, and animation that doesn’t look groundbreakingly amazing, this won’t be the blockbuster that everyone seemed to think it would be. It’s a slight victim of high expectations, but still, it should be a solid $200 million earner.

I might be more impressed by The Haunting In Connecticut, which came out of nowhere and earned $23 million this weekend. Whether we like it or not, horror is back, and it’s lucrative again! This kind of movie is Lionsgate’s bread and butter, and between this and Madea Goes To Jail ($88 million so far), the small studio is having a great Spring.

Here are the full results for the weekend:

Top 12 For March 27-29
# Movie Title 3-Day Gross % Change AVG. Total
1 Monsters Vs. Aliens $58,200,000 New $14,181 $58,200,000
2 The Haunting In Connecticut $23,010,000 New $8,422 $23,010,000
3 Knowing $14,705,000 -40% $4,407 $46,220,012
4 I Love You, Man $12,600,000 -29% $4,637 $37,007,000
5 Duplicity $7,556,470 -46% $2,930 $25,638,850
6 Race To Witch Mountain $5,637,000 -56% $1,725 $53,295,000
7 12 Rounds $5,300,000 New $2,274 $5,300,000
8 Watchmen $2,755,000 -59% $1,371 $103,296,000
9 Taken $2,700,000 -33% $1,377 $137,073,544
10 The Last House On The Left $2,611,160 -55% $1,160 $28,459,195
11 Sunshine Cleaning $1,344,000 100% $8,048 $2,547,697
12 Slumdog Millionaire $1,135,000 -58% $1,351 $139,311,581
All Numbers Provided By Exhibitor Relations Co.
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