May 25, 2009

‘Museum’ is No. 1 at the U.S. box office

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian was No. 1 at the U.S. box office the weekend of May 22-24, Rentrak Theatrical said.

The company's Box Office Essentials theatrical box office data collection and analytical service estimated the weekend gross for Museum was $53.5 million.

Coming in at No. 2 is Terminator Salvation with $43 million, followed by Star Trek at No. 3 with $22 million, Angels & Demons at No. 4 with $21.4 million and Dance Flick at No. 5 with $11.1 million.

Rounding out the top tier are X-Men Origins: Wolverine at No. 6 with $7.9 million, The Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past at No. 7 with $3.7 million, Obsessed at No. 8 with $2 million, Monsters vs. Aliens at No. 9 with $1.4 million and 17 Again at No. 10 with $1 million.

Terminator reportedly earned an additional $13 million Thursday, its first day in U.S. theaters.