Box Office Results: Star Trek travels at warp speed to the top

Studio Estimates (May 8-10):

1.  Star Trek – $72.5 million
2.  X-Men Origins: Wolverine – $27 million
3.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past – $10.5 million
4.  Obsessed – $6.6 million
5.  17 Again – $4.4 million

To no surprise, Star Trek was the box office champion this Mother’s Day Weekend with an impressive $72.5 million (approx. $80 million if you count Thursday’s gross).  In addition to the movie being a box office hit, it was a smash hit with the critics as well, receiving a 96% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 228 reviews.  After the success of X-Men Origins: Wolverine last weekend, there was an announcement for a Deadpool spin-off sequel.  Do I smell a Star Trek sequel in the near future?

As for the other new release this weekend, Next Day Air failed to make the Top 5.  It placed #6 at the box office with only $4 million.  The rest of the Top 5 that followed Star Trek were Wolverine, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Obsessed, and 17 Again.

Check back on Friday when the summer blockbuster season continues with yet ANOTHER prequel, Angels & Demons starring Tom Hanks.


3 Responses to Box Office Results: Star Trek travels at warp speed to the top

  1. ChUbByPhIL says:

    hmm.. so two years ago, it was the summer of trilogies and this year is the summer of prequels. interesting…

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