Star Trek Is Back With A $72 Million Opening Weekend!
Star Trek is back, and bigger than ever. JJ Abrams reboot of the original fanboy franchise opened this weekend and scored bigger audiences than any Trek movie ever has before. No previous franchise entry has ever opened to more than a $30 million opening weekend, until now. Star Trek grossed $72 million in it’s first three days of release.
To put that in perspective, that’s significantly more than the last film, Star Trek: Nemesis grossed in its entire theatrical run. Nemesis, the franchise’s worst performing entry only earned $43 million total.
Before this weekend, the biggest Star Trek film of all time was Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, which earned a total of $109 million during its theatrical run. Adjusted for inflation, in 2009 dollars that’s $212 million. Star Trek has a long way to go before it’ll cross that high water mark, but with such a massive, opening weekend it’s off to a great start. It’s suddenly cool to be Trekkie.
Full Weekend Top Ten:
1. Star Trek – $72,500,000
2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – $27,000,000
3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past – $10,450,000
4. Obsessed – $6,600,000
5. 17 Again – $4,405,000
6. Next Day Air – $4,000,000
7. The Soloist – $3,605,000
8. Monsters vs. Aliens – $3,379,000
9. Earth – $2,488,000
10. Hannah Montana: The Movie – $2,414,000
Source: Box Office Mojo