Pixar’s most recent in its line of enchanting animated features, “Up”, soared to the top of the box office this weekend. The PG-rated fantasy...

Pixar’s most recent in its line of enchanting animated features, “Up”, soared to the top of the box office this weekend. The PG-rated fantasy follows an older man (voiced by Ed Asner) whose house takes to the sky when balloons burst through his roof, and a young boy who gets the adventure of his life when his floats along, hidden on the man’s porch. The film earned $68.2 million its opening weekend, according to estimates from studio trackers Nielsen EDI.

“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” slid to second with $25.5 million in its second week out, ending with a total of $105 million. This was well ahead of its closest challenger for first place last week, “Terminator Salvation”. “Terminator” finished the weekend in the fourth slot at $16.1 million, and a total gross of $90.7 million after two weeks.

The horror film “Drag Me to Hell” debuted to third place with $16.6 million, while the popular “Star Trek” rounded out the top five with $12.8 million, bringing its total to $210 million in its four weeks in the theaters. “Dance Flick” fell out of the top five, earning $4.9 million its second week out. Final numbers are due out Monday.


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Box Office Grosses
Week Ending May 31, 2009

RankTitleWeekendTotal Gross
1Up (2009)$68.2M$68.2M
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)$25.5M$105M
3Drag Me to Hell (2009)$16.6M$16.6M
4Terminator Salvation (2009)$16.1M$90.7M
5Star Trek (2009)$12.8M$210M
6Angels & Demons (2009)$11.2M$105M
7Dance Flick (2009)$4.9M$19.2M
8X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)$3.9M$171M
9Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)$1.91M$50M
10Obsessed (2009)$665K$67.5M

Last Updated on June 2, 2009 by By Laurie A. Trotta