DreamWorks Animation's 3-D extravaganza Monsters vs. Aliens started off the weekend with a strong gross of $16.7 million on Friday. Thus, the animated family film is on track to bank as much as $60 mil over the course of the weekend, which would be in line with its great expectations. The Haunting in Connecticut also opened really well, exceeding its projected figures with $9.6 mil on its first day. But the weekend's other big new movie, 12 Rounds, was way back with a mere $1.8 mil. Friday's totals are below, and please check back here on Sunday for a full weekend recap in the Box Office Report.
1. Monsters vs. Aliens -- $16.7 mil
2. The Haunting in Connecticut -- $9.6 mil
3. Knowing -- $4.6 mil
4. I Love You, Man -- $4 mil
5. Duplicity -- $2.3 mil
6. 12 Rounds -- $1.8 mil
7. Race to Witch Mountain -- $1.5 mil