After a few weeks of down business, the box office rebounded this week with the premiere of Monsters vs Aliens. Thanks to the pricier 3D tickets, this family friendly fare had the biggest debut of the year at $59.3 million.
Also having a good first week was the horror offering The Haunting in Connecticut with a better than expected $23 million. The action film 12 Rounds suffered a first round knockout with only $5.3 million.
The total box office numbers for the top ten films this week:
1.) Monsters vs Aliens $59.3 million
2.) The Haunting in Connecticut $23 million
3.) Knowing $14.7 million
4.) I Love You, Man $12.7 million
5.) Duplicity $7.67 million
6.) Race to Witch Mountain $5.8 million
7.) 12 Rounds $5.33 million
8.) Watchmen $2.73 million
9.) Taken $2.7 million
10.) The Last House on the Left $2.64 million