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.
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.