- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - The alien invasion sci-fi blockbuster “Battle: Los Angeles” conquered the box office with a $35.6 million debut.

Other new releases performed poorly. The gothic fairy tale adaptation “Red Riding Hood” took in $14 million, while Disney’s 3-D animated “Mars Needs Moms!” managed just $6.9 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Battle: Los Angeles,” Sony/Columbia, $35,573,187, 3,417 locations, $10,411 average, $35,573,187, one week.

2. “Rango,” Paramount, $22,602,847, 3,923 locations, $5,762 average, $68,206,101, two weeks.

3. “Red Riding Hood,” Warner Bros., $14,005,335, 3,030 locations, $4,622 average, $14,005,335, one week.

4. “The Adjustment Bureau,” Universal, $11,597,335, 2,847 locations, $4,074 average, $38,589,595, two weeks.

5. “Mars Needs Moms!” Disney, $6,914,488, 3,117 locations, $2,218 average, $6,914,488, one week.

6. “Beastly,” CBS Films, $5,021,232, 1,959 locations, $2,563 average, $16,911,633, two weeks.

7. “Hall Pass,” Warner Bros., $5,011,020, 2,555 locations, $1,961 average, $34,842,289, three weeks.

8. “Just Go With It,” Sony, $4,019,266, 2,398 locations, $1,676 average, $94,000,847, five weeks.

9. “Gnomeo and Juliet,” Disney, $3,617,255, 2,585 locations, $1,399 average, $89,102,365, five weeks.

10. “The King’s Speech,” Weinstein Co., $3,573,112, 1,768 locations, $2,021 average, $129,010,235, 16 weeks.

11. “Unknown,” Warner Bros., $3,366,339, 2,303 locations, $1,462 average, $58,410,845, four weeks.

12. “I Am Number Four,” Disney, $2,260,314, 2,005 locations, $1,127 average, $50,455,723, four weeks.

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