Battle: Los Angeles movie synopsis: Meteors shoot into the ocean a couple of miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Minutes later, beachgoers witness a strange alien like army oozing out of the water. These aliens are nasty, they're fast, and they kill on site. Within seconds they're shredding the suntanning populace to pieces and moving into the city of Santa Monica. Marine Sgt. Nantz leads his new platoon against a surprise attack on Los Angeles, attempting to rescue civilians in Santa Monica and destroy the hub of the enemy's mysterious power grid, while similar epic battles are waged across the world in other cities. Synopsis from Apple: For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.Battle: Los Angeles is based on famous historical UFO sightings and events such as the 1942 LA incident where an unidentified aircraft entered military airspace and was subject to artillery fire.Box Office: Battle: Los Angeles debuted in 3,417 theaters, grossing $13,399,310 on its opening day, which was currently the best opening-day gross for 2011. Overall the film made $35,573,187 and ranked #1 on its opening weekend ahead of Red Riding Hood and Mars Needs Moms. As of March 20, 2011, the film has grossed $73,825,745 in the United States and Canada markets and $79,634,416 in international markets, for a worldwide total of $155,650,416.