“Monsters vs. Aliens” had a smashing debut earning a gigantic $58 million to easily crush the competition and grab the top spot at the Box Office this weekend. That’s the third best March opening ever. The 3-D animated flick is about a misfit group of home-grown monsters who must go to battle to protect planet Earth from space aliens. The DreamWorks animation is one of the first movies ever to be totally shot in the 3-D format.
Another new film, “The Haunting in Connecticut,” had an impressive first weekend as well, scaring up $23 million at theaters. In third, last week’s number one film, “Knowing” raked in around $14.7 million, followed by the bromance “I Love You, Man” with about $12.6 million and rounding out the top five, the spy thriller romance “Duplicity” with $7.5 million.