The month of May comes to a close with a new No. 1 movie in America. The Disney/Pixar animated adventure Up raked in a whopping $68.2 million to topple Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian for the top spot at the box office. Featuring the voice talents of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, and Delroy Lindo among others, Up tells the story of an old man trying to fulfill a lifelong dream of seeing South America — by tying balloons to his house and floating there.
Battle of the Smithsonian had another strong week, adding another $25.5 million in ticket sales to bring its total gross to $105 million. Not bad for an absolutely crappy movie!
The only other new release to crack the top 10 was Drag Me to Hell. This horror/thriller starring Alison Lohman and Justin Long earned $16.6 million, good enough for third place.
Here’s the complete top 10 at the box office for the weekend ending 5/31/09:
- Up, $68.2 million
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $25.5 million
- Drag Me to Hell, $16.6 million
- Terminator Salvation, $16.1 million
- Star Trek, $12.8 million
- Angels & Demons, $11.2 million
- Dance Flick, $4.9 million
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine, $3.9million
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, $1.91 million
- Obsessed, $665k