Still Climbing

The ancillary possibilities are endless, reallyGood news, everyone! Pixar’s “Up” held the top spot at the box office over the weekend, pulling in an entirely respectable $44.2 million in its second week of release.

Coming in on its heels with $43.3 million was “The Hangover”, which is still pretty good for an R-rated comedy with no stars. (Don’t get me wrong: I love Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, and Bradley Cooper is a swell guy, but none of them has ever opened a picture before.)

And in other news, the Tonys tried to kill Bret Michaels. So the universe is ruled by a just and decent god.

UPDATE: Turns out the estimates were wrong — when the final tallies were delivered on Monday, “The Hangover” had crept into first place with $44.98 million, dropping “Up” into second with $41.14 million. Maybe now they’ll bring back “Kitchen Confidential”.