Night at the Museum 2 mopped the floor with Terminator Salvation, grossing $70 million to Terminator’s $53.8 over the course of the extended weekend. Salvation‘s attendance was actually lower than the last two Terminators, and its numbers were down from Friday to Saturday, “a rarity that could signal disappointing word of mouth.” Such a shame, it just doesn’t seem fair that the quality of the product should affect its revenue.
Elsewhere, Star Trek overtook Wolverine in domestic revenue, just like I said it would ($191 million to $165.4, respectively), while Angels & Demons made decent money but was down from Da Vinci Code, earning $87.8 million in the time it took Da Vinci to earn $144.9.
And finally, inexplicably, Dance Flick earned $13.1 million. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but writing, shooting, and editing couldn’t have taken longer than an afternoon. And I’m sure you think I’m exaggerating, but keep in mind, Keenan Wayans literally let his nephew direct. (top 10 after the jump)
- Night at the Museum: Battle of Smithsonian, $70
- Terminator Salvation, $53.825
- Star Trek, $29.4, $191 total
- Angels & Demons, $27.7, $87.811
- Dance Flick, $13.1
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine, $10.1, $165.354 total
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, $4.835, $46.973
- Obsessed, $2.5, $66.408
- Monsters vs. Aliens, $1.9, $193.546
- 17 Again, $1.28, $60.589
(source = BoxOfficeMojo)