'Monsters vs. Aliens,' 'Haunting' lead weekend box-office battle
Published 03/30/2009, Associated Press
Movie beasts from old-time Hollywood got a makeover as heroes and conquered the weekend box office. DreamWorks Animation's action comedy "Monsters vs. Aliens," which features creatures from 1950s flicks in a showdown with invading extraterrestrials, launched itself into the No. 1 spot with a $58.2 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.Word count: 561
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