Box Office: Star Trek Into Darkness, Not Into Record Books

Star Trek Into Darkness easily warped into #1 with $75.2 million for the weekend, and $86.7 million through its first four-and-a-half days. While that sounds like it should be a success, it’s not what Paramount was expecting and studio execs were predicting a $100 million opening. Into Darkness is performing just slightly less than its predecessor, 2009’s Star Trek, did over the same time frame. I contributed to the movie’s $75.2 million and consider it money very well spent because I loved it. I’m even considering seeing it again in 3D (I saw the 2D version over the weekend).

Time To Play’s Children’s Movie Review editor Cynthia Fuchs gave Star Trek: Into Darkness a 6 out of 10 See–It–Again ScoreCheck out her full review of the movie here and check out our reviews of the toys based on Star Trek here.

Iron Man 3 slid into second on the list with another $35.2 million and The Great Gatsby jitterbugged down to #3 with $23.4 million earned over the weekend.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of May 17 – 19, 2013:


1. Star Trek Into Darkness ($70,555,000)
2. Iron Man 3 ($35,182,000)
3. The Great Gatsby ($23,415,000)
4. Pain and Gain ($3,100,000)
5. The Croods ($2,750,000)
6. 42 ($2,730,000)
7. Oblivion ($2,222,000)
8. Mud ($2,160,000)
9. Tyler Perry Presents Peeples ($2,150,000)
10. The Big Wedding LGF $1,100,000

New Movies in bold.

Figures from Box Office Mojo

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