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'Monsters vs. Aliens' hurtles to $58.2M debutSunday, March 29, 2009 By DAVID GERMAIN, AP Movie WriterPrintLOS ANGELES Movie beasts from old-time Hollywood got a m...
`Monsters vs. Aliens' rules with $59 million debutMonday, March 30, 2009PrintLOS ANGELES The animated adventure "Monsters vs. Aliens" staged a successful invasion...