BOX OFFICE: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Takes $27.2M On Saturday; IRON MAN 3 Now 9th Highest Grossing Movie Of All-Time
Star Trek Into Darkness did well on Saturday, but will finish the weekend with a lotless than expected and Iron Man 3 is now the 9th highest grossing movie of all-time. Read on for details.
Star Trek Into Darkness just hasn't performed as well as Paramount or anyone else was expecting at the North American box office. The J.J. Abrams helmed sequel is light years away from being considered a flop, but it won't end up coming anywhere near the predicted $80 million weekend and 4 1/2-day total of $100 million. Instead, an increase of 30% on Saturday means it took an additional $27.2 million after Friday's disappointing $22 million, while analysts now predict a Sunday gross of $21.2 million. That equals around a $70.5 million weekend and an $84.1 million domestic cume. Unfortunately, not even the higher priced 3D and IMAX tickets were enough for Star Trek Into Darkness to beat Star Trek's opening back in 2009. Internationally, it took $80.5 million overseas for a global total of $164.5 million. In slightly more positive news, Iron Man 3 was a solid #2 this weekend with $35.1 million. That takes its domestic cume to $337.1 million and the Marvel Studios threequel earned $736.2 million internationally (after scoring another $40.2 million this weekend). With a worldwide cume of $1.073B, Iron Man 3 is now the #9 highest grossing movie of all time.
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