It’s easy for this Battle at the Box Office

The new alien invasion action pic Battle LA defied poor reviews to soundly destroy the competition at the box office taking in $36 million over the weekend. The film starring Aaron Eckhart easily held off Rango which dropped to second with$ 23 million in its second week and the lackluster debut of Amanda Seyfriend’s Red Riding Hood which only netted $14 million. At least Hood fared better than the massively expensive animated movie Mars Needs Moms which tanked in fifth place with only $6.8 million (and hello, it cost like $150 million~ Disney’s got some ‘splaining to do….). Also opening in limited release was the wonderful update of Jane Eyre which took in a hefty $182,000 on only four screens. Take a look at the new top ten below and for more numbers, head to Box Office Mojo.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Battle: Los Angeles Sony $36,000,000 3,417 $10,536 $36,000,000 $70 1
2 1 Rango Par. $23,050,000 -39.5% 3,923 +6 $5,876 $68,653,000 $135 2
3 N Red Riding Hood WB $14,135,000 3,030 $4,665 $14,135,000 $42 1
4 2 The Adjustment Bureau Uni. $11,459,000 -45.8% 2,847 +7 $4,025 $38,451,000 2
5 N Mars Needs Moms BV $6,800,000 3,117 $2,182 $6,800,000 $150 1
6 4 Hall Pass WB (NL) $5,105,000 -42.4% 2,555 -395 $1,998 $34,936,000 $36 3
7 3 Beastly CBS $5,090,000 -48.3% 1,959 +7 $2,598 $16,980,000 $17 2
8 7 Just Go With It Sony $4,000,000 -37.8% 2,398 -522 $1,668 $93,982,000 $80 5
9 8 The King’s Speech Wein. $3,625,000 -41.8% 1,768 -472 $2,050 $129,062,000 $15 16
10 5 Gnomeo and Juliet BV $3,546,000 -51.0% 2,585 -399 $1,372 $89,031,000 5
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