BOX OFFICE: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Opens With A Disappointing $70.1 Million Weekend

BOX OFFICE: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Opens With A Disappointing $70.1 Million Weekend

The #1 movie in America isn't a flop, but it's far from a huge hit either. Even with the extra day taken into account, Star Trek Into Darkness was still a disappointment for Paramount as it finished its opening weekend with considerably less than expected.

It was thought that Star Trek Into Darkness would earn upwards of $100 million after opening on Wednesday evening last week, but not even the higher ticket prices for 3D and IMAX were ultimately enough to make that a reality. Instead, the J.J. Abrams helmed sequel finished its first four days in North America with $83.7 million in total. It's important to point out that this isn't a bad start and certainly doesn't make the movie another big budget flop on the level of John Carter, but the fact that it opened with less that 2009's Star Trek doesn't exactly help ensure a third instalment in the franchise. That will more than likely come down to how well it now does overseas where a strong marketing push from the studio has meant that it has far outperformed its predecessor. With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek set to be celebrated in 2016, it's likely that we'll see a third movie then, although Star Wars Episode VII should mean that J.J. Abrams won't be in the director's chair.

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

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