BOX OFFICE: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Tracking Suggests $85M+ Opening
Back in 2009, Star Trek earned a decent (but not hugely impressive) $385 million worldwide. However, that was enough to result in the brilliant looking Star Trek Into Darkness being given the green light and early tracking suggests a good opening for the sequel. Read on for details!
According to Variety, early tracking indicates that Star Trek Into Darkness will open with an impressive $85 million on May 17th in North America. While this would make it a record debut in the history of the franchise, it's not all that much higher than 2009's Star Trek (that took $70 million - ticket prices have increased since then and this instalment will be released in 3D). Other analysts believe the sequel may reach upwards of $90 million; with a budget of $185 million, there's no doubting the fact that Star Trek Into Darkness will do well. However, it's biggest challenge will be overseas. The first instalment struggled to find an audience. Back in the US, the J.J. Abrams helmed movie will have to face off against box office juggernaut Iron Man 3 in its third week.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto as Spock
Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison
Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus
Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura
Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov
John Cho as Hikaru Sulu
Simon Pegg as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Christopher Pike
RELEASE DATE: May 9th, 2013 (UK). May 17th, 2013 (US).
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