Box Office

`Monsters' Eats Up Competition

DreamWorks and Paramount are sure to be gloating at today’s ShoWest gathering in Las Vegas—their 3-D flick Monsters vs. Aliens took in $58.2 million this weekend, the best opening of the year. The figure is a signal of “the financial advantage of being able to charge several dollars for more a 3-D ticket,” Variety reports—and it was enough to beat horror film The Haunting in Connecticut, which made $23 million, and the wrestling movie 12 Rounds, with $5.1 million. Monsters vs. Aliens is the first in a bunch of 3-D films opening this year, and expect a lot more from DreamWorks: Jeffrey Katzenberg has promised to make every one of his future films in 3-D.