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Monday August 17, 2009 10:31 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Number 1 for District 9

District 9

may not have have any big name stars and it may not be based on a story everyone knows, but it does have something no other film has this Monday: a first place finish.

Over the weekend, the R-rated actioner landed on Earth safely with over $37 million in ticket sales. The sci-fi entry also raked in one of the best per screen averages ($12,251) of any film currently in in theaters. (Sony Pictures Classics’ averaged $13,240 while in limited release.)

In the non-alien department, cornered the romantic genre with an $18.6 million total. Meanwhile, Vanessa Hudgens proved she’s nothing without her better half. The Disney star’s new film, Bandslam, failed to even crack the Top Ten. The teen comedy barely managed to gross over $2 million.

Read More | Box Office Mojo

  1. District 9, Sony, $37,354,308 (avg. $12,251)
  2. G.I. Joe, Paramount, $22,324,341 (avg. $5571)
  3. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Warner Bros., $18,623,171 (avg. $6233)
  4. Julie & Julia, Sony, $12,055,918 (avg. $5121)
  5. G-Force, Disney, $6,915,642 (avg. $2256)
  6. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Paramount Vantage, $5,642,137 (avg. $3070)
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Warner Bros., $5,141,072 (avg. $1855)
  8. The Ugly Truth, Sony, $4,448,232 (avg. $1628)
  9. Ponyo, Disney, $3,585,852 (avg. $3868)
  10. Funny People, Universal, $3,010,755 (avg. $1165)

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