"Up" Soars to Great Box-Office Heights! 


"Up," one of my favorite films of the year, so far, flew high atop the box-office with a stellar $68.2 million opening! The animated adventure comedy, Disney/Pixar's 10th film, continues their box-office and critical success!

(Watch my "Up" movie review here, and my interviews with the cast and director Pete Docter right here)

"Up" stole the box-office thunder from the previous No. 1 film, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." The Ben Stiller-starrer slipped to No. 2 with a still strong $25.5 million.

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures' horror flick, "Drag Me to Hell," debuted at No. 3 with $16.6 million. (Watch "Drag Me to Hell" interviews right here)

At No. 4, "Terminator Salvation." The fourth film of the franchise made a modest $16.1 million at the box-office.

And Trekkers rejoice! "Star Trek" is the first 2009 film to cross the magical $200 million mark! It's also the current top-grossing movie of the year so far. Woo hoo, a film that's beloved by both critics and moviegoers alike! The sci-fi flick sold $12.8 million tickets landing at No. 5.

I'm glad though that "Up," with its not-your-typical-animated-film plot, made money because Pixar will continue to break creative boundaries!

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of May 29th:

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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