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'Battle: Los Angeles' Rules Box Office With 36 Million Dollar

March 14, 2011, 1:33 am GMT

With an estimated $36 million, the sci-fi war movie starring Aaron Eckhart forces Johnny Depp's 'Rango' to leave its first position.



"Battle: Los Angeles" has conquered North American Box Office in its opening week by debuting at the penthouse of the weekly rundown. The Aaron Eckhart-starring movie, costing $70 million in production, enters the chart with an estimated $36 million.

Giving up the first spot to "Battle: Los Angeles" is Johnny Depp-voiced animated movie "Rango". This Paramount Pictures flick slips from the No. 1 position to the runner-up place by dropping a modest 40% in ticket sales with an addition of $23.1 million.

Beside "Battle: Los Angeles", there are two more new entries at the top 5 of the U.S. movie chart this week. Amanda Seyfried's "Red Riding Hood" by "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke lands at No. 3 with $14.1 million, and Seth Green's "Mars Needs Moms!" from Disney arrives at the fifth spot with $6.8 million.

In between the third and fifth places, there is "The Adjustment Bureau". After opening at No. 2 last weekend with a solid $21.1 million, The Matt Damon's science fiction thriller now has dropped 46 percent in ticket sales by adding another $11.5 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for March 11-13:

  1. "Battle: Los Angeles" - $38 million
  2. "Rango" - $23.1 million
  3. "Red Riding Hood" - $14.1 million
  4. "The Adjustment Bureau" - $11.5 million
  5. "Mars Needs Moms!" - $6.8 million
  6. "Hall Pass" - $5.1 million
  7. "Beastly" - $5.1 million
  8. "Just Go with It" - $4 million
  9. "The King's Speech" - $3.6 million
  10. "Gnomeo and Juliet" - $3.5 million


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