As 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.
- Star Trek, $72.5 million
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine, $27 million
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, $10.5 million
- Obsessed, $6.6 million
- 17 Again, $4.4 million
- Next Day Air, $4 million
- The Soloist, $3.6 million
- Monsters vs. Aliens, $3.4 million
- Earth, $2.5 million
- Hannah Montana: The Movie, $2.4 million
What movie did you check out this weekend?