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Box Office: District 9 Invades at No. 1


Movie audiences favored the aliens and the action this past weekend as the Peter Jackson-produced extra-terrestrial film District 9 took the top spot with an estimated $37 million. In second place with $22.5 million was last weekend's big earner, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The Rachel McAdams-Eric Bana romance The Time Traveler's Wife opened at No. 3 with $19.2 million, which is apparently "one of the best showings ever for a romantic drama in any part of the year." Julie and Julia and G-Force took the fourth and fifth spots respectively.

Elsewhere at the box office, Jeremy Piven's comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard took in an estimated $5.3 million its opening weekend, putting it at No. 6, while the teen comedy Bandslam didn't quite make the top 10, grossing an estimated $2.3 million.

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Irisg1614 Irisg1614 8 years
Best movie I've seen in a long time! Really original.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
I thought District 9 was amazing!
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
District 9 was incredible! Everyone should see this movie - whether you'r einto sci-fi or not, its about way more than that.
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 8 years
I loved District 9!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
I saw District 9 and found it to be fantastic!
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I loved it and thought it was a great way of bringing up a mirror to humanity's face
acemonkey acemonkey 8 years
I saw District 9 over the weekend. I wasn't that impressed. I just thought it was okay.
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