'Up' Was Your Favorite Movie Last Weekend

June 1, 2009

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The weekend box office report. Email me for the Excel version.

1. Up - $68.2 million, because Pixar could animate a cockfight and it would still open huge. Especially in Latin America.

2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - $25.5 million, bringing its total gross to over $100 million and popularizing use of the saying, "It was no night at the museum!", used to refer to nights that did not include exhibits spontaneously gaining consciousness.

3. Drag Me to Hell - Only $16.6 million. Where are all the teenagers taking dates to scary movies so that when the girl cowers in fear against the boy, he can give a sly grin and put his arm around her? Popular media led me to believe that happens constantly.

4. Terminator Salvation - $16.1 million--just enough to save humanity. We did it.

5. Star Trek - $12.8 million in gold-pressed latinum! Get it? Star Trek reference. The guy with the ears always talked about it.

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

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