Wall-E, the latest Pixar movie distributed by Disney topped the U.S. Box Office on the last weekend of June with $62.5 million, according to the website boxofficemojo.com.
Prior to its release, Wall-E had gained numerous favorable reviews, signaling that the movie was going to be successful at theaters. Some had the film as a candidate for the best movie of the year.
The movie did not reach the biggest weekend sales among Pixar's previous films. The Incredibles are at the top with $70.4 million in 2004 and Finding Nemo with $70.2 million in 2003.
Also on the last June weekend, Wanted, an assassin thriller distributed by Universal, starring Angelina Jolie brought in $51.1 million, followed by Warner Bros' action comedy Get Smart with $20 million. Combined with Wall-E, the top three films earned about $133.6 million this weekend.
The next ten films rounding out the box office results include: Kung Fu Panda, $11.7 million; The Incredible Hulk, $9.2 million;The Love Guru, $5.4 million; Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $5 million;The Happening, $3.9 million; Sex and the City, $3.8 million and You Don't Mess With the Zohan, $3.2 million.
Despite current high oil prices and the strained economy in the United States, revenues in theaters increased for a fifth straight weekend, up 22 percent more in the period of June 27-29 compared to the same period in 2007 according to statistics from Media by Numbers.