Night at the Museum Beats Terminator at the Box Office

May 25, 2009 By:
Night at the Museum Beats Terminator at the Box Office

Who knew a bunch of museum exhibits could beat the Terminator himself? The box office numbers for Memorial Day weekend are in, and surprisingly enough, Terminator wasn’t on top!

Ben Stiller’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian was the winner by a longshot, grossing $53.5 million. Terminator: Salvation came in second with $43 million.

Fox exec Chris Aronson said on Stiller’s film’s behalf, "I think most people felt Terminator was going to win the weekend. I think it's a testament to comedy is king."

Here are the top ten movies from the May 23-25 weekend.

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