LOS ANGELES: "Underworld Awakening," about the exploits of a woman vampire warrior, grabbed top North American box office honors in its opening weekend, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Monday.

The 3D film starring Kate Beckinsale garnered $25.3 million at the box office, outmaneuvering the debut of "Red Tails," which recounts the World War II deeds of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots, with $18.8 million.

The two new films pushed last week's top attraction, Mark Wahlberg's crime drama "Contraband," to third place with $12 million over the weekend.

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," the Tom Hanks-Sandra Bullock story of a family impacted by the 9/11 attacks, brought in $10 million in its first weekend of wide release.

Rounding out the top 10 were action flick "Haywire" ($8.4 million), "Beauty And The Beast" in 3D ($8.8 million), "Joyful Noise" ($5.9 million), "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" ($5.6 million), "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" ($4.5 million) and "The Iron Lady"