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.
Box Office Grosses
|2||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)||$25.5M||$105M|
|3||Drag Me to Hell (2009)||$16.6M||$16.6M|
|4||Terminator Salvation (2009)||$16.1M||$90.7M|
|5||Star Trek (2009)||$12.8M||$210M|
|6||Angels & Demons (2009)||$11.2M||$105M|
|7||Dance Flick (2009)||$4.9M||$19.2M|
|8||X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)||$3.9M||$171M|
|9||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)||$1.91M||$50M|