When the lights go off the battle is on.
The key to happiness is doing what you love with the one you love. :) -Larry Daley
Terminator Salvation isn't being terminated exactly. But it is being denied.
Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, not the latest Terminator film, as projected, was winning the Memorial Day weekend box office. And it wasn't all that close.
Smithsonian is estimated to gross $53.5 million from Friday-Sunday; Salvation is down for $43 million for the same stretch.
Here's a complete look at the weekend's top-grossing films based on Friday-Sunday estimates as compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $53.5 million
- Terminator Salvation, $43 million
- Star Trek, $22 million
- Angels & Demons, $21.4 million
- Dance Flick, $11.1 million
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine, $7.8 million
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, $3.7 million
- Obsessed, $2 million
- Monsters vs Aliens, $1.3 million
- 17 Again, $1 million