Battle Los Angeles

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Battle: Los Angeles (also known as Battle: LA and internationally as World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles) is a 2011 military science fiction war film directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Chris Bertolini, based in part on a wartime incident dubbed the "Battle of Los Angeles".

The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of Columbia PicturesRelativity Media and Original Film. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by Columbia, while the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment division released the film in the video rental market.

Filming took place from September 2009 through December 2009 in Shreveport and Baton Rouge, Louisiana[16] (with some scenes filmed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA). Louisiana was chosen instead of Los Angeles mainly due to financial advantages.

Principal photography for the film project began during the second week of September in 2009. Battle: Los Angeles premiered in theaters nationwide in the United States on March 11, 2011 grossing $83,552,429 in domestic ticket receipts. The film was screened at 3,417 theaters during its widest release in cinemas. It earned an additional $128,266,925 in business through international release to top out at a combined $211,819,354 in gross revenue. Taking into account its $70 million budget costs, the film was considered a major box office success.

The actors went through three weeks of boot camp, in order to learn how to realistically operate as a Marine platoon.[5] In addition, Eckhart had done training with the Marines for a few months beforehand in weapons training and drills.[17] On set, military technical advisors worked with the actors to ensure they gave a realistic performance.[19] Eckhart broke his upper arm when he fell off a ledge during an action sequence, but continued to work for the remainder of the film without having it put in a cast.