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How big is Disney's Up going to be at theaters this weekend? Buoyed by exceptionally great reviews and a pedigree of good will because of the high quality of prior Pixar product, Up rocked far ahead of its competition yesterday. On the film's opening day Up took in an estimated $21.4 million dollars, almost three times as much as the day's second-highest grossing film.
Playing on about 400 more screens than Up, Fox's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian came in second spot with ticket sales of $7.5m, bringing its eight day total accumulated gross to $87.3m.
Universal's opening day for Drag Me to Hell wasn't as stellar as the two films ahead of it but to be fair that film is playing on about 60% of the number of screens that Up is, so less screens = less ticket sales. That said, Sam Raimi's latest horror film had an opening night take of $6.2m.
At fourth spot was Warner Bros.' Terminator Salvation with its second Friday gross of $5.1m. The fourth Terminator has now made $79.6m in its eight days of release. Star Trek was in fifth place with $3.6m (the film's just ticked over the $200 million barrier), Angels & Demons was at sixth place with $3.4m (total $96.9m) and Dance Flick came seventh with $1.6m (total 15.9m).