Up took in $68.2 million dollars at the box office as Disney and Pixar scored another hit by knocking off last week's number one, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, to second place. The brilliant film took a lot of wind out of Night at the Museum's sails in the family film department and animation fans of all ages. With the new film appearing in many markets in 3-D coupled with good word of mouth and look for Up's numbers to continue heading up.
Up's weekend was the movie studios second-biggest opening in their short history. Up $68.2 million was just behind Finding Nemo in second place and The Incredibles in first with its $70.5 million.
In third place was Sam Raimi's return to the horror genre he adores, Drag Me To Hell, that finished with $16.6 million.
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Estimated ticket sales for May 29-31:
1. Up, $68.2 million
2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $25.5 million
3. Drag Me to Hell, $16.6 million
4. Terminator Salvation, $16.1 million
5. Star Trek, $12.8 million
6. Angels & Demons, $11.2 million
7. Dance Flick, $4.9 million
8. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, $3.9 million
9. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, $1.9 million
10. Obsessed, $665,000
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