Box-Office Brief: Trek sets its phasers to stun.

Posted on 10 May 2009 by Quaid

Star Trek used its photon torpedos to blast the competition this weekend.  The movie beamed in a whopping $76.5 million over the weekend (including early Thursday night showings), distancing itself handily from holdover X-Men Origins: Wolverine which slashed up another $27 million in its second week.

startrekposter1I’m gonna see how long I can keep these puns going…

Trek’s out-of-this-world draw outpaced most studio estimates.  It’s the most money a Trek film has ever made opening weekend.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past scared up another $10.5 million to grab the number three spot. The romantic comedy was down just 32% in its second week.

Audiences also got Obsessed  again, giving the thriller $6.6 million of their hard earned money.  Rounding out the top five was 17 Again with $4.4 million.

Next Day Air  premiered in the number six spot with an even $4 million.  It will disappear next week.  And it doesn’t deserve any witty wordplay.

The Soloist, at number seven, played its way to $3.6 million, while the number eight spot belonged to Monsters and Aliens.  The animated film gobbled up another $3.4 million.

Number nine was Earth with $2.5 million, and ten was Hannah Montana: The Movie with $2.4 million.                           

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