‘Star Trek’ Rules the Weekend

Published by Clay Cane on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 1:10 am.

startrekzoeAs expected, Star Trek annihilated the weekend, racking in $72.5 million. It’s the biggest opening in the history of the Star Trek franchise and and the second biggest opening of 2009 (X-Men Origins: Wolverine being number one). According to Entertainment Weekly:

Considering all the hype and buzz and strong reviews that Star Trek has garnered, it’s no surprise that this film’s opening sum is by far the biggest of any Star Trek movie: Of the nine previous flicks in the franchise, 1996’s Star Trek: First Contact bowed best, with (only) $30.7 mil over three days. Moreover, a look at the movie’s CinemaScore report card reveals some potentially good news. While it drew an expected crowd mostly comprised of older males, Star Trek’s solid-A grade shows that word of mouth could be strong enough to bring in fans outside of the franchise’s usual demographic (i.e. people who weren’t alive in the 1980s…and women) as the weeks go on.

Obsessed managed to stay in the top four.  Benny Boom’s Next Day Air, the only other mainstream movie that opened this weekend was at #6 with 4 million.  Here is the complete list:

  1. Star Trek, $72.5 million
  2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, $27 million
  3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, $10.5 million
  4. Obsessed, $6.6 million
  5. 17 Again, $4.4 million
  6. Next Day Air, $4 million
  7. The Soloist, $3.6 million
  8. Monsters vs. Aliens, $3.4 million
  9. Earth, $2.5 million
  10. Hannah Montana: The Movie, $2.4 million

What movie did you check out this weekend?

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