The Box-Office Top Five
Memorial Day saw mankind rally to the call of battle, but not against terminators, as "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" took the top spot at the box office. As the first family-friendly film release since spring's
The highly anticipated "Terminator Salvation" faltered over the holiday stretch: It landed at #2 with $53.8 million and a total of $67 million since its Thursday debut. Despite the presence of fanboy favorite Christian Bale, numbers indicate that it's doing slower business than predecessors "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."
Despite the debut of two juggernauts, Paramount's Wayans Brothers comedy "Dance Flick" managed to crack the top five with a modest take of $13.1 million. It performed exactly as expected and managed to knock
"Star Trek" held strong in its third week, dropping to #3 with a holiday weekend of $29.4 million. With a total of $191 million, it's currently the most successful movie of the summer. The same can't yet be said of "Angels & Demons," which had a steep drop of 53 percent in its sophomore session. It landed at #4 with $27.7 million, bringing its total take to $87.8 million. But Sony is thrilled with the movie's box-office performance, particularly its overseas reception, and the film could hit a worldwide $300 million by Wednesday.
Even with Ben Stiller, Christian Bale and the Wayans Brothers competing for attention and dollars, moviegoers still found it in their hearts (and pockets) to give a little love to the limited release of
Disney and Pixar's 3-D animated feature
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