‘Star Trek’ Beams Down $84 Mil. Weekend

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Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness landed on top of the domestic box office this weekend, with an estimated $84 million. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel to the rebooted franchise made over $35.5 on Thursday and Friday. Industry watchers were predicting a possible $100 million opener, but the actual numbers were actually lower for the four-day opening. Outside the U.S. the beloved sci-fi epic has also collected about $80.5 million to date, bringing its worldwide total to a healthy $164.9 million.

Here are how the other three vfx-driven and animated titles fared in the top 10 list:

2. Iron Man 3 (Disney/Marvel) $20 million, cume: $337.1 million

6. The Croods, (Fox/DreamWorks) $2.8 million, cume: $176.8 million

8. Oblivion, 5/2,077, Universal, $2.16 million, cume: $85.5 million

Next week, family audiences will have one more hot animated title to pick from. Directed by Chris Wedge, Blue Sky’s much-anticipated 3-D, CG-animated adventure Epic finally hits the big screens on Friday, May 24. Meanwhile, the more adult-skewed Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III duke it out for the older audiences’ pocketbooks. You can read all about the making of Epic in the next issue of Animag!

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness