The 3-D animated family film Monsters vs. Aliens cleaned up at the box office this weekend, earning a whopping $58.2 million to easily outpace the rest of the competition. This movie features the voice talents of an all-star cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Stephen Colbert, Rainn Wilson, Will Arnett, and many more.
There was a new entry in second place as well. The horror/thriller The Haunting in Connecticut overcame very negative reviews to generate $23 million in ticket sales.
Meanwhile, last weekend’s box office champ, Knowing, slipped down to third place with just $14.7 million in gross revenue, and last weekend’s No. 2 film I Love You, Man dropped to No. 4 as it added another $12.6 million to its coffers.
The only other new release to crack the list was the action flick 12 Rounds, which earned a meager $5.3 million in seventh place.
Here’s the complete Top 10 at the box office for the weekend ending 3/29/09:
- Monsters vs. Aliens, $58.2 million
- The Haunting in Connecticut, $23 million
- Knowing, $14.7 million
- I Love You, Man, $12.6 million
- Duplicity, $7.56 million
- Race to Witch Mountain, $5.64 million
- 12 Rounds, $5.3 million
- Watchmen, $2.75 million
- Taken, $2.7 million
- The Last House on the Left, $2.61 million