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Battle: LA Explodes, Mars Crashes at U.S. Box Office

Columbia Pictures' BATTLE: LOS ANGELES had an explosive debut weekend from March 11-13, 2011.

Columbia Pictures' BATTLE: LOS ANGELES had an explosive debut weekend from March 11-13, 2011. With vfx from Cinema Production Services, Cinesite, Hydraulx, Luma Pictures, Matte World Digital, Persistence of Vision Entertainment, SPIN VFX, Shade VFX, Soho VFX and Spectral Motion, the alien invasion flick abducted $36 million.

Paramount's RANGO lassoed the second slot in its second week, raising $23.1 million. With animation from ILM, the vision quest Western has wrangled $68.7 million to date.

Warner Bros.' RED RIDING HOOD premiered in third with $14.1 million. The teen fairy tale has vfx from Rhythm and Hues and Soho VFX.

Universal's THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU opened a door into fourth, bringing in $11.5 million. With Big Film Design, Brainstorm Digital, Hirota Paint Industries (HPI), Phosphene, Proof, Realscan 3D, RhinoFX and Wildfire Visual Effects, the sci-fi romanced has filed $38.5 million thus far.

Buena Vista's MARS NEEDS MOMS crashed landed into fifth with $6.8 million. The final film in Disney's deal with Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers Digital marks a place on the list of biggest money losers of all time having a budget of $150 million.

New Line's HALL PASS scored $5.11 million in sixth place. The raunchy cheaters comedy has a cume of $34.9 million.

CBS Films' BEASTLY plummeted from third to seventh, having earned $5.09 million. The teen Beauty and the Beast tale has brought in $17 million.

Placing eighth, JUST GO WITH IT laughed up another $4 million. The Adam Sandler comedy has a cume of $94 million.

The Weinstein Co.'s THE KING'S SPEECH talked up an additional $3.63 million in ninth. The Oscar winner has amassed $129.1 million to date.

Touchstone Pictures' GNOMEO AND JULIET tumbled from fifth to tenth. The Elton John passion project added $3.55 million to $89 million cume.

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