After a surprisingly low box office for Warner Brothers’ Lady in the Water, Columbia Pictures’ Monster House was able to take second place in its opening weekend with $22.2 million according to Box Office Mojo. Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of distribution, called it “a terrific start” for the film. The box office tally includes $2.6 million from 163 screens where the film was presented in digital 3-D.