BOX OFFICE: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Beams Up $22 Million On First Friday Of Release

While it's performing a little better than 2009's Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness took less than expected at the North American box office yesterday. Iron Man 3 meanwhile managed to blast its way back to second place! Read on for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/18/2013

Star Trek Into Darkness opened for late evening and midnight screenings on Wednesday and after netting a combined total of $3.5 million for those, it went on to take $11.4 million on Thursday (its first full day of release). Yesterday however, the J.J. Abrams helmed sequel beamed up an additional $22 million, quite a bit lower than the predicted $25 - 27 million. Its current domestic cume now stands at $35.5 million, so whether or not it will manage to reach $100 million by tomorrow evening really does now depend on how well it fares today. 2009's Star Trek had a three day opening of $79 million, whereas this follow-up is expected to take only between $80 - 89 million for the same period. Oh, and for those of you looking for yet another Iron Man 3 update, the Marvel Studios threequel managed to hold off competition from The Great Gatsby to nab second place with $9.9 million. In the UK, Fast & Furious 6 opened with $4.6 million, the second highest opening of the year behind - you guessed it - Iron Man 3.






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.


STARRING:

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: Out Now!
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JohnLamb - 5/18/2013, 7:23 AM
Watched it again today! It's so good! 4.5/5
JohnLamb - 5/18/2013, 7:24 AM
FIRST!!!
Brainiac13 - 5/18/2013, 7:46 AM
Good movie!!! Better than IM3!
PazuzuMan - 5/18/2013, 7:50 AM
It didn't take much to be better than iron man 3.
iPaul - 5/18/2013, 7:53 AM
Great movie.
IronPatriotChowder - 5/18/2013, 7:53 AM
Iron Man 3 still holding out! Eat your hearts out haters!
JR - 5/18/2013, 7:58 AM
^Kids......
Burkem6 - 5/18/2013, 7:58 AM
Wow not bad iron man. Good word of mouth + A cinema score bolds well for future marvel films
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/18/2013, 8:00 AM
I loved Star Trek Into Darkness :D
Screwger - 5/18/2013, 8:02 AM
What a shame! I liked IRon Man 3 but this movie is far superior and the villain is better(no pun intended)!
BboiBlack - 5/18/2013, 8:03 AM
Is marvel going to dodge yet another bullet and have a may full of under performers?
kevberg - 5/18/2013, 8:06 AM
not hear good things as far as word of mouth on this TREK installment.

good to hear IM3 beat Gatsby...Dicraprio alone should tank that movie.
ATrueHero1987 - 5/18/2013, 8:07 AM
@IM53 A good part of my summer will be spent at the movies. Especially in July.
Daneformerly - 5/18/2013, 8:17 AM
Fantastic film.
IronPatriotChowder - 5/18/2013, 8:23 AM
@JR call me a kid all you want, but if all you do is send me a one word reply, because you don't like my opinion, you might need to question your own maturity. Yes we know IM3 is riding the Avengers BUT 77 on RT, a 7.8 on IMDB, and an A Cinemascore is not something that The Matrix Reloaded received. Into darkness was good, sad to see it not meet expectations.
rocky - 5/18/2013, 8:23 AM
IM3 owning the haters. OK I'll give you that I respect the reason some of you hate it but the general audiences and even some hardcore fans like me have embraced it. They just keep coming back and is off to another good weekend despite losing the I-Max screens to Star Trek
Joeyfxx - 5/18/2013, 8:24 AM
This movie is EPIC EPIC EPIC!!!
starkresilient - 5/18/2013, 8:25 AM
that's low
rocky - 5/18/2013, 8:25 AM
IM3 had an A cinema score like it was pointed out above. That's the people speaking folk.

Star Trek was great too. Saw it Thursday and Firday night. Blew past my expectations and JJ outdid himself. Huge step up over his first ST
agentmi5 - 5/18/2013, 8:32 AM
Saw this yesterday much better than iron crap 3.
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 8:33 AM
It's Star Trek, never been a fan. Star Trek 2009 did 26 Million on it's first Friday. Star Trek into the Darkness took in 26 million. No way will it hit 100 million domestically
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 8:34 AM
Saw it on Thursday afternoon. Fell asleep for 10 minutes.
Chewtoy - 5/18/2013, 8:35 AM
Wow... Another somewhat disappointing day's gross for Star Trek. It seriously did not build at all on the success of the first one. Did they wait too long for the sequel?

What's funny to me is that these Abrams' Star Treks are exactly like "Iron Man 3" to Trekkies.... There's about 20-30% of them that can't handle the changes they make to the source material and scream about how horrible the films are, while the rest of the fandom and the general audiences give them "A" grades.

Of course, the Trek films actually *are* written by the guys who write the Transformers movies... So maybe their crying fans have a better point.
ManCalledSting - 5/18/2013, 8:36 AM
Ah yes, an article about a movie that's out not, that's not Iron Man 3, and we have Marvel trolls trolling along. Sad really, must be lonely spending all this time trolling on this site.
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 8:39 AM
Star Trek fan base is just shrinking. Hard core Star Trek fans have grown old an died of old age. The majority of younger people are not humping on board to replace the old fans/
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 8:45 AM
Where are all those Star Trek fans that were saying this movie would blow Iron Man 3 out of the water..

Star Trek will struggle to make 400 milion world wide.
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 8:46 AM
Never liked Star Trek and disapponted in Iron Man 3. THE TWIST RUINED IT FOR ME !
ManCalledSting - 5/18/2013, 8:47 AM
Not biased at all, I'm a fans of comics, and comic books movies, regardless of the company that makes the product. My favorite comics being written these days isn't even from the big 2, it's The Walking Dead from Image comics.
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 8:51 AM
Tough week for currently released movies. Next week we have The Hangover III, EPIC, and Fast & Furious 6.

With those releases Star Trek, Iron Man 3, an any other movie will be lost in the crowd.
GodzillaKart - 5/18/2013, 8:53 AM
I'll check this out as a rental. Probably hit up IM3 in the theater once more.
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 8:57 AM
My guess for next week winners

1) EPIC
2) Hangover III
3) Fast & Furious 6
4) Star Trek
5) Iron Man 3
6) The Great Gatsby
IronPatriotChowder - 5/18/2013, 8:57 AM
I really want Star Trek to succeed cause this guy is gonna direct my favorite series Star Wars. But with The Hangover and Fast 6 it has no chance past this week. And I am not a marvel asshole troll like Trudy, I am simply a Marvelite who likes it when my favorite movies succeed.
KaBlam5 - 5/18/2013, 8:59 AM
Much better than IM3 but not saying much...Abrahms has destroyed an iconic Sci fi character by pussyfying James T Kirk
IronPatriotChowder - 5/18/2013, 8:59 AM
@DoubleD I'm sorry but Epic will bomb HARD. It definitely will not gross more Than Fast 6 or even the Hangover. Happy birthday IM53 Keep Gusto away from your Grandmother at the party. He's too old for her.
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 9:00 AM
I will check out Iron Man 3 one more time. Only saw it once. I was supposed to go before with my brother but he got sick, so I never went.
CaptainObvious - 5/18/2013, 9:00 AM
"Hard core Star Trek fans have grown old an died of old age."

Your comment doesn't deserve a response, but here it goes. This has to be the dumbest thing I've heard today. The entire Stark Trek franchise is not even 50 years old. There have been countless spin-off shows and movies in the last several decades. So what if the old fans do die? There will always be new fans who will discover Star Trek. On top of that, TNG came out in the 80's. People who watched that show as kids are probably in their 20's or 30's now.
StarkAnthony - 5/18/2013, 9:03 AM
Star Trek was awesome
DoubleD - 5/18/2013, 9:04 AM
IronPatriotSoup, Why I picked EPIC ! It's been a long time since a kids movie has come out. Mother an families are dying to take the little ones to the movies. So far this summmer there has been nothing for the entire family. Mothers an children will rule the Box Office next weekend.
KaBlam5 - 5/18/2013, 9:07 AM
I think Abrahms has decided Star Wars VII is just going to be a remake of New Hope with a time shift and all the characters are going to be whining bitches...its just easier for him to just use the same story...oh yeah lots of lens flairs because thats innovative..assssss
IronPatriotChowder - 5/18/2013, 9:07 AM
DoubleD a very valid point, BUT the budget on this movie was ridiculous, with all the competition it might not gross enough, but I know that my younger siblings want to see it.
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