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Monday June 1, 2009 9:17 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Disney/Pixar Flying High with Up


The word “Pixar” always seems to generate smiles, and that’s exactly what did for Disney.

Over the weekend, the Cannes Film Festival opener generated $68.1 million, over $40 million more than its nearest competitor. The movie - which was also offered in 3D - also bested last year’s Wall-E (by $5 million) and had Pixar’s 3rd-best debut. (The Incredibles opened to $70.5 million in 2004; Finding Nemo grossed $70.3 million in 2003.)

Friday’s other new wide release, , scared up only $15.8 million for a 4th place finish. Although it originally looked as if the horror film would surpass Terminator Salvation, the final numbers were $8 million below Sunday’s projections.

Another noteworthy mention: officially crossed the $200 million mark after only four weeks in release. The Paramount feature is now the first movie of the year to reach that achievement.

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  1. Up, Disney, $68,108,790 (avg. $18,085)
  2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 20th Century Fox, $24,353,868 (avg. $5939)
  3. Terminator Salvation, Warner Bros., $16,433,365 (avg. $4562)
  4. Drag Me to Hell, Universal, $15,825,480 (avg. $6310)
  5. Star Trek, Paramount, $12,613,727 (avg. $3597)
  6. Angels & Demons, Sony, $11,353,340 (avg. $3278)
  7. Dance Flick, Paramount, $4,743,636 (avg. $1929)
  8. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 20th Century Fox, $3,873,377 (avg. $1712)
  9. Ghost of Girlfriends Past, Warner Bros., $1,911,401 (avg. $1318)
  10. Obsessed, Sony, $657,001 (avg. $968)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)



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