MUMBAI: Ben Stiller‘s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ran away from the latest Terminator film, and the rest of the box-office pack, grossing an estimated $70 million from Friday-Monday.
Salvation bowed in second, taking in $53.8 million over the same four-day period, and falling short of expectations.
"I think most people felt Terminator was going to win the weekend," said Chris Aronson, an exec for Smithsonian‘s Fox. "I think it‘s a testament to comedy is king."
Salvation, meanwhile, might be a testament to what a good job Star Trek is doing.