It’s really no surprise that Pixar’s animated Up managed to easily snag the top spot at the box-office this weekend.
The movie pulled in an estimated $62.5 million, putting it on par with last year’s Wall-E, but shy of Pixar’s biggest opener, The Incredibles, which grossed $70.5 million its opening weekend. It looks like this is another big win for Pixar, both critically and financially.
The other big opener this weekend, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, pulled in $19 million to land the number three spot. If the critical reaction to the film is any indication, though, good word-of-mouth should keep this one in the limelight for a long while. At least I hope so…the movie is kind of amazing.
Sliding in at number two was holdover Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. The film took in $26 million, down 52% from last weekend.
And finally, proving that there is some small modicum of justice in the world, the abysmal (that’s right, Shep, I said it) Terminator Salvation dropped like a rock, falling 60% from its already lackluster opening weekend. The movie has yet to cross the $100 million mark.
Does this mean we’ll be spared more McG sequels? That probably depends on the worldwide gross.