mvaVariety reports that Monsters Vs Aliens has grossed $6.2 million over the weekend oversees from 644 locations, with the majority of the profits coming in from Russia. The decision to open on March 20th in several foreign markets was made due to the fact that many schoolchildren had been on spring break at the time. “To miss out on a week-long holiday doesn’t make sense,” comments Andrew Cripps, Paramount prexy of domestic distribution. The decision proved to be successful, as the money Monster Vs Aliens earned in Russia gave it the fourth-highest opening of an animated film in the country.