Up and Star Trek still doing well at box office

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Dec 14, 2012

The weekend's box office results made clearer the sweet reality that an animated movie about an elderly balloon salesman and the reboot of a beloved sci-fi franchise continue to have legs this summer well beyond expectations.

Disney/Pixar's Up slipped to third place at the U.S. box office for the weekend of June 19, but its $21.3 million take raised its total after 24 days to $224.1 million, surpassing the final domestic tally of Pixar's last film, WALL*E, BoxOfficeMojo.com reported.

Up joined Star Trek as the second movie of 2009 to surpass the $200 million mark domestically.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, meanwhile, held up well, dropping just 24 percent to an estimated $7.3 million for the weekend, raising its total to $156 million in 31 days.

Star Trek had the lowest decline of all nationwide releases for the weekend, dropping only 14 percent to an estimated $4.7 million; its domestic total climbed to $239.4 million after 45 days.

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