Box Office Review-Sunday 24 May

By Carolyn Giardina | May 24, 2009 10:28 pm PDT

Over the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” debuted at the top of the domestic box office with an estimated $53.5 million, just ahead of another new release, “Terminator Salvation,” with an estimated $43 million.
With its Thursday opening day, the “Terminator” total is now at $56.4 million. The “Museum” opening including 160 Imax screens in North America.
Meanwhile, the Starship Enterprise is chasing ‘Aliens.” The top grossing film of the year is Dreamworks Animation’s 3D “Monsters vs. Aliens,” which in its ninth week has now brought in $193 million in the domestic market. “Star Trek” is in the number two position with $183.6 million.
On May 29, most of the digital 3D screens will be turned over to Disney/Pixar’s “Up.”