Box Office Report: Terminator Salvation vs Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Opening to 4,096 theaters, Night at the Museum 2 used its family draw to gross a whopping $70 million. Terminator Salvation came in at second with $53.8 million. The fourth installment in the franchised opened Thursday, and has earned a five-day total of $67.2 million, way below expectations.
Some of Terminator Salvation's shortcomings have been credited to Star Trek, which, thanks to strong word of mouth, dropped a miniscule 49% in its third frame to earn another $29.4 million; making for a total domestic haul of $191 million.
Taking the fourth spot was Angels & Demons, which dropped an expected 54% to earn $27.7 million. The sequel has earned $87.8 million domestically and continues to do great overseas.
Also opening over the holiday weekend, the Wayans er, family should be satisfied with their $13.1 million take for Dance Flick.