News

‘Monsters vs. Aliens' tops weekend box office

MarketWatch
MarketWatch (MCT)

Monsters vs. Aliens

Director: Conrad Vernon
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogan, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Paul Rudd
MPAA rating: PG
Studio: DreamWorks
Display Artist: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
First date: 2009
UK Release Date: 2009-04-03 (General release)
US Release Date: 2009-03-27 (General release)
Website
Trailer

The 3-D animated film "Monsters vs. Aliens" was easily the top draw at U.S. movie theaters this weekend, bringing in some $58.2 million through Sunday morning, according to studio estimates.

The science-fiction comedy from DreamWorks Animation made its debut this week, and was distributed by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc.

"The Haunting in Connecticut," which also made its debut, was in second place with $23 million. The film was released by Lions Gate Entertainment.

The Nicholas Cage science-fiction thriller "Knowing," which was No. 1 last weekend, dropped to third place, with $14.7 million. The film was released by the privately held Summit Entertainment.

In fourth place, earning $12.6 million, was Viacom's "I Love You, Man," and in fifth place, with $7.6 million, was Universal Pictures' international spy thriller "Duplicity."

Disney's "Race to Witch Mountain" was in sixth place, with $5.6 million.

Another debut picture, "12 Rounds" from News Corp.'s (NWS) Fox, took seventh place, with $5.3 million.

Time Warner's "Watchmen" took in $2.8 million, and Fox's kidnap thriller "Taken" was in ninth place, with $2.7 million.

Rounding out the top ten, Universal's horror thriller "The Last House on the Left" brought in $2.6 million.

Music
Books
Books

The American Robot: A Cultural History [By the Book]

In The American Robot, Dustin A. Abnet explores how robots have not only conceptually connected but literally embodied some of the most critical questions in modern culture, as seen in this excerpt from chapter 5 "Building the Slaves of Tomorrow", courtesy of University of Chicago Press.

Dustin A. Abnet
Film
Recent
Books

The American Robot: A Cultural History [By the Book]

In The American Robot, Dustin A. Abnet explores how robots have not only conceptually connected but literally embodied some of the most critical questions in modern culture, as seen in this excerpt from chapter 5 "Building the Slaves of Tomorrow", courtesy of University of Chicago Press.

Dustin A. Abnet
Reviews
Features
PM Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.