'Battle: Los Angeles' claims victory at the box office

LOS ANGELES- "Battle: Los Angeles" emerged victorious at the box office this weekend with an impressive $36 million projected take across North America, preliminary industry figures showed Sunday.
The film about a Marine unit's fight against invading aliens generated strong interest among men, as well as with a sizable minority audience thanks to its multi-ethnic cast, which includes Latina actress Michelle Rodriguez and African-American R&B singer Ne-Yo.

'Battle: Los Angeles' claims victory at the box office
Knocked from the top perch to second place was Paramount's eccentric cartoon "Rango" an animated tale about a chameleon who becomes sheriff to clean up the town of Dirt, which had $23 million in ticket sales.
Third place went to the debut of "Red Riding Hood," a gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale, starring Amanda Seyfried as a strong-willed teenager in a love triangle.
The film, which earned $14.1 million, meant to appeal to the teen girl audience, is the first from director Catherine Hardwicke since her 2008 megahit "Twilight."
In fourth place was "The Adjustment Bureau" with $11.5 million in takings.
Disney's "Mars Needs Moms!" debuted in fifth place this weekend with $6.8 million in estimated sales.
Rounding out the top 10 were "Hall Pass" with $5.1 million in ticket sales; "Beastly" with $5 million; "Just Go With It," with $4 million; Oscar-winner "The King's Speech," with $3.6 million dollars; and "Gnomeo and Juliet" with $3.5 million.

Sunday, March 13th 2011

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