Star Trek hit warp speed at the box office this weekend, with the VFX-heavy reboot of the classic science fiction franchise taking in an estimated $76 million since opening Thursday evening.
The Paramount release earned strong word of mouth from critics and raves from moviegoers, moving past Fast & Furious to post the year’s second-highest opening weekend.
Falling back to second place is X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which took a steep plunge from last weekend’s $85 million opening to take in $27 million. That brings the Marvel-Fox production’s total domestic gross to $129 million.
The only other major new release of the weekend was Summit Entertainment’s Next Day Air, which took in $4 million to finish in sixth place for the weekend, behind holdovers Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Obsessed and 17 Again.
Monsters vs. Aliens continued to perform well, finishing in eighth place with $3.4 million for the weekend and a total domestic gross of $186.9 million to date.