Obsessed Tops B.O.; Monsters Slips to 6th

A quartet of major new releases finally knocked DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens from the top five at the weekend box office, with the thriller Obsessed leading the charge and pulling in $28.5 million.

Comedy holdover 17 Again was a distant second-place finisher with $11.6 million and a 10-day cumulative gross of $39.9 million. Fighting opened in third place with $11.4 million, followed closely by The Soloist at $9.7 million and Disney’s Earth with $8.5 million. Earth, which opened on Wednesday, has a five-day total $14.2 million.

Monsters vs. Aliens‘ sixth-place finish pulled in $8.5 million and brought its total domestic gross to $174 million after five weekends.

Joining the fray next weekend is the animated Battle for Terra, which faces the juggernaut opening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.