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    Was Red Riding Hood the New Twilight?

    Amanda Seyfried, Red Riding Hood Kimberly French/Warner Bros. Entertainment

    A girl. A boy with bite. The woods.

    Did these Twilight-esque elements add up to a Twilight-esque smash for Red Riding Hood?

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    No.

    The restyled fairy tale, starring Amanda Seyfried, and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, debuted in third place at the weekend box office with a toothless $14.1 million, per estimates.

    The performance wasn't disastrous—the movie was Hollywood-cheap, reputedly made for about $40 million—but it was a steep comedown for Hardwicke, whose last film soared in its opening weekend, grossing nearly $70 million.

    Did we mention Hardwicke's last movie was Twilight?

    Elsewhere, the alien-invasion flick Battle: Los Angeles ($36 million) secured the No. 1 spot with a nice return off its own budget-conscious budget (reportedly $70 million—not bad, or pricey, for a special-effects extravaganza). Worldwide, the film stands at more than $52 million.

    The animated family film Mars Needs Moms ($6.8 million), the weekend's other major new release, barely got off the launch pad, opening in fifth place.

    Rango ($23.1 million; $68.7 million overall), last weekend's champ, held well, but slipped to second.

    After a no-fad four-weekend stay, Justin Bieber's Never Say Never ($1.3 million) dropped out of the Top 10. The film's overall take of $68.9 million (and counting) puts it in second place among the all-time concert-movie box-office champs, ahead of Miley Cyrus' Best of Both Worlds and not far behind Michael Jackson's This Is It

    Here's a complete rundown of the top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday numbers as compiled by Exhibitor Relations.

    1. Battle: Los Angeles, $36 million
    2. Rango, $23.1 million
    3. Red Riding Hood, $14.1 million
    4. The Adjustment Bureau, $11.5 million
    5. Mars Needs Moms, $6.8 million
    6. Hall Pass, $5.1 million
    7. Beastly, $5.09 million
    8. Just Go With It, $4 million
    9. The King's Speech, $3.6 million
    10. Gnomeo & Juliet, $3.5 million

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