‘Star Trek’ Tops at the Box Office

The trekkies were not enough to outnumber the the X-Men fans, as Star Trek opens about 10 million dollars behind last weekend’s Wolverine. I still hold out my belief that Star Trek will have an overall bigger gross than Wolverine because of repeat viewings by fans and positive reviews inspiring more people to see it. The X-Men movie’s box office take dropped drastically, falling by about 75%.

My predictions for openings have been quite off. I predicted this summer would have “freakin’ huge” box office numbers, and instead it’s only been getting “huge” box office numbers.

Here are this weekend’s top 10 from Box Office Mojo (After the Jump)

1) Star Trek (Opening)
Weekend Gross: $72.5 million | Overall Gross: $76.5 million

2) X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Weekend Gross: $27 million | Overall Gross: $129.62 million

3) Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Weekend Gross: $10.45 million | Overall Gross: $30.25 million

4) Obsessed
Weekend Gross: $6.6 million | Overall Gross: $56.25 million

5) 17 Again
Weekend Gross: $4.41 million | Overall Gross: $54.17 million

6) Next Day Air (Opening)
Weekend Gross: $4 million | Overall Gross: $4 million

7) The Soloist
Weekend Gross: $3.61 million | Overall Gross: $23.5 million

8) Monsters vs. Aliens
Weekend Gross: $3.38 million | Overall Gross: $186.89 million

9) Earth
Weekend Gross: $24.5 million | Overall Gross: $26.1 million

10) Hannah Montana the Movie
Weekend Gross: $2.41 million | Overall Gross: $74.08 million

Look for Angels and Demons to knock of Star Trek and take the top spot next weekend.

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  • Owen

    Seeing both, Star Trek is miles better than Wolverine. While Wolverine was made mainly for the current fans, Star Trek was made to create new fans, and it did at least with me. It will way out-earn Wolverine, mainly because of multiple viewings. While there isn’t a chance I will see Wolverine in theaters again, there is a good chance I will go see Star Trek in theaters again, and I’m not even a Trekkie. Word of mouth should help Star Trek a lot.

  • I agree and seeing ‘Star Trek’ makes me want to start watching the series. DVD marathon this summer?

  • Owen

    Sounds good

  • Carl

    Well as I have been reading some of the letters and blogs, and as any of you that have seen my letters on so many web sights know I did not like this film. As I’ve been called I have to admit there is some proof to the fact that I’m an old die hard STICK IN THE MUD fan of Star Trek. The biggest problem I’ve got with the film is that it completely goes against Star Trek canon. As some people agree with me, some do not. So I think we both can come up with a solution that will appease both new fans of this film and us die hard STICK IN THE MUDS. We die hards cant do it alone so we need you new fans help and the best part about it is any of you that don’t know anything about Star Trek shouldn’t notice a thing anyway.
    I purpose introducing characters that are not considered canon but are still known to us old STICK IN THE MUDS. As well as some we didn’t get to know real well and for those of you that don’t know what I mean here some names to help you out.

    ROBERT APRIL he was suppose to be the Enterprises first Captain before Pike and was the only character ever played by Gene Rodenberry himself

    AREX he was a navigator in the animated Star Trek and had six limbs. With new C.G.I. he could be created vary easily

    WILL DECKER he was killed in the first movie but was suppose to be in the second T.V. show witch never happened.

    ILIA also killed in the first movie

    M’RESS also from the animated Star Trek she was of a cat like race easy to create now

    I feel a letter writing campaign would help with this and then maybe you new fan and us old STICK IN THE MUDS can both enjoy the ride the next film takes us on

  • Helen

    I am at least as much of a die hard Trekkie as Carl or anyone else. I loved the film. I actually thought that it respected the cannon quite well. the problems that I had were minor ( for example, Checkov didnt start until the second season, so what on earth was he doing on the Enterprise’s maiden voyage.)
    I thought the casting was perfect and the story made sense–if you didnt think about it too deeply.

    Kudos to JJ Abrams et al.

  • Wow, Carl, that is incredibly picky, but I suppose die hard fans have the right to do that. It’s cases like these where I think ignorance is bliss.

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