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Weekend Estimates: Monsters vs. Aliens Has Biggest Weekend of 2009

March 29th, 2009

Monsters vs. Aliens got off to a great start over the weekend, according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. The 3D movie earned an impressive $58.2 million, the best weekend of the year so far, and above even our bullish prediction. Unless the final numbers are considerably lower, Monsters vs. Aliens will end up the third biggest opener in March (see complete list).

The Haunting in Connecticut also posted a strong opening, picking up $23 million according to Lionsgate. I Love You, Man declined just 29% from its opening to earn $12.6 million. Lower down the charts, 12 Rounds opened with $5.3 million, in line with expectations, although maybe a slight disappointment for the revamped WWE production house. Sunshine Cleaning, meanwhile, continued its impressive limited release run with $1.3 million over the weekend in just 167 theaters. That's enough to put it in 11th place in the chart.

- Weekend Estimates

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Monsters vs. Aliens, I Love You, Man, The Haunting in Connecticut, Sunshine Cleaning, 12 Rounds