Up puns aside, these past week days were outstanding, but the projections for the weekend are phenomenal! Since a major chunk of Up’s audience is still in school, week days have seen a little bit of a downgrade from that of WALL•E‘s but it’s still doing remarkably well overall slightly ahead of the studio’s predecessor.
The weekend is when it really gets exciting. Slash Film is reporting that Up is headed for $45 million, possibly achieving a second weekend at #1! That would bring Up’s total up to an estimated $138 million, hovering past the competition including sequels like Night at the Museum 2 and Terminator Salvation! If it doesn’t reach the top spot again, it’ll be right behind The Hangover which, alongside Up, destroyed Land of the Lost!
Some more exciting news (but not surprising), Up zoomed past the $100 mil. mark Friday bringing in an estimated $13,500,000! That gets Pixar’s 10th film an almost guaranteed $106,572,000 at the box office as of that day!
Update: Weekend estimates are in! Saturday brought in an estimated $17.8 million and Sunday earned a bonus $13.3 million! That brings Up to an estimated $137,316,000 as of Sunday! It also makes Pixar’s 10th… the #1 movie in America for the 2nd week in a row narrowly edging out The Hangover!!
Update 2: A little disappointing news, reports today (Monday) are saying that in final estimates The Hangover beat Pixar’s pic by $300,000 making Up the #2 film of the week. They both reached a solid $44 million so that’s still something to be very proud of! Again, we’ll bring you final figures when theyre out…
Want to see Up… up where it belongs? Keep on supporting the film and tell all your friends how amazing it was! Congratulations to the whole Up team for another hugely succesful week!