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Opening 'Up' big at box officeby Jane H.

FurseDaily News Writer Monday, June 1st 2009, 4:00 AM Disney/Pixar"UP" was off to the races at the box office this weekend.

Related NewsArticles'Slumdog' kids to get new homes'The Office' funnyman Ed Helms gets 'The Hangover'The Big Picture: What's your favorite 'summer movie'Moviegoers got�down with "Up," the animated family comedy that soared into first place at the box office.With debut ticket sales totalling $68.2 million, the Pixar film was the third best opening for the hitmaking animation company, just behind the $70 million openings for "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles," according to Disney, Pixar's owner.

Like its Pixar predecessors, the action adventure - featuring a boy, balloons and a cranky old man (with the voice of Ed Asner) - earned glowing reviews from critics.

"The Disney-Pixar collaboration is probably the closet thing to box-office perfection out there," said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

The summer is to be shaping up well for family-oriented movies.

Last week's box office winner, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," slipped to second place with $25.5 million.

The weekend's other new wide release, the horror flick "Drag Me to Hell," opened at No.

3 with $16.6 million.

"Terminator Salvation" and "Star Trek" continued to steer a strong course, coming in at Nos.

4 and 5 with $12.8 million and $11.2 million, respectively.

Rounding out the box office winners were "Angels & Demons," which was No.

6 with $11.2 million and "Dance Flick," No.

7 with $4.9 million.

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