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Monsters vs. Aliens has so-so $16m Friday night opening

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Saturday, March 28, 2009

Friday ticket sales estimates for DreamWorks' latest animated film Monsters vs. Aliens indicate that the movie will easily come out as the new number one film at the box office but not a giant-sized hit.

Early figures gave MvsA an opening night take of $16.7 million dollars compared to the $9.5m that A Haunting in Connecticut grossed. While Monsters has a 40% greater lead in ticket receipts it's not that great when you factor in that the DreamWorks picture is playing on 4,104 screens compared to Haunting's 2,732 venues. Undoubtedly some of the reason why Monsters vs. Aliens didn't storm out of the gate is because not as many screens had been upgraded to display the film in 3-D as DreamWorks had hoped for a couple of years ago.

Knowing grossed $4.6m (down from its $8.9m opening night a week ago) while I Love You, Man came in fourth ($3.9m) and Duplicity was in fifth spot ($2.3m).

-Box Office Mojo.
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Yeah...I did not see that one coming....HIGH FIVE!

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed