BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: 'Star Trek' Warps Into First Place with $72.5 Million

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' drops into second place with $27 million.

Weekend Box Office


1) Star Trek $72.5 million
2) X-Men Origins: Wolverine $27 million
3) Ghosts of Girlfriends Past $10.4 million
4) Obsessed $6.6 million
5) 17 Again $4.4 million
6) Next Day Air $4 million
7) The Soloist $3.6 million
8) Monsters Vs. Aliens $3.3 million
9) Earth $2.4 million
10) Hannah Montana: The Movie $2.4 million

JJ Abrams' reboot of the Star Trek franchise was firing on all thrusters this weekend as it warped into the top spot at the box office with $72.5 million. While the film opened to impressive numbers, it wasn't able to beat out X-Men Origins: Wolverine debut take of $85 million from last weekend. The Marvel Comics adaptation starring Hugh Jackman took in extreme dip in ticket sales this week, dropping down into the number two spot with another $27 million to its name. Thus far, the franchise offshoot has collected an impressive $129 million, making it the first hit of the summer.

This weekend's only other major release was the Benny Boom action comedy Next Day Air. Starring an ensemble cast of comedic actors, the film arrived at number six on the charts, taking in an estimated $4 million. It opened on just 1,138 screens, 1/3 of those shared by Captain Kirk and Spock. After home video sales, this will be a modest hit, and its possible that we will see a sequel sometime in the next year.

In a not so-surprising turn, both Star Trek and X-Men Origins: Wolverine held the top per-screen averages of the weekend as well. Star Trek managed to take $18,836 from its 3,849 screens. While X-Men Origins: Wolverine collected $6,582 from its 4,102 screens. New on the art house scene, Little Ashes earned $6,417 from each of its 12 screens for a cumulative take of $77,000. Adoration came in behind it with $43,700 from ten screens. And Rudo y Cursi pulled a fairly week $211,000 from 70 screens.

Star Trek will have a hard time fighting for that number one spot next weekend, as the crew of the Starship Enterprise faces a great adversary in Tom Hanks and his Angels & Demons. This sequel to the popular hit The Da Vinci Code is the only major release headed our way next weekend.

Star Trek was released May 8th, 2009 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released May 1st, 2009 and stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Will i Am, Lynn Collins, Kevin Durand, Dominic Monaghan, Taylor Kitsch. The film is directed by Gavin Hood.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past was released May 1st, 2009 and stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Emma Stone, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Robert Forster, Anne Archer. The film is directed by Mark Waters.

17 Again was released April 17th, 2009 and stars Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry, Tyler Steelman, Allison Miller, Sterling Knight, Michelle Trachtenberg. The film is directed by Burr Steers.

Next Day Air was released May 8th, 2009 and stars Donald Faison, Mike Epps, Wood Harris, Omari Hardwick, Emilio Rivera, Darius McCrary, Cisco Reyes, Yasmin Deliz. The film is directed by Benny Boom.

Monsters Vs. Aliens was released March 27th, 2009 and stars Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Paul Rudd. The film is directed by Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon.

Hannah Montana: The Movie was released April 10th, 2009 and stars Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Mitchel Musso, Moises Arias, Lucas Till, Vanessa Williams. The film is directed by Peter Chelsom.



Sources: Box Office Mojo

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Comments (46)

  1. JonSpidey07

    awesome
    Star Trek was freaking amazing, but Wolverine too was fantastic
    I am surprised though Star Trek didn't make more

    5 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  2. Draktyr

    Wolverine was good, Star Trek was better...bottom line! :)

    5 years agoby @draktyrFlag

  3. deadjedi

    It blows me away that anybody could be disappointed by the transformation of Star Trek from a bloated, stale, and waning franchise into a summer action hit. The fact that it's not like the old Star Trek is a major plot point of the film. It doesn't sh*t on Star Trek, it elevates the franchise to a new level and introduces it to a new generation of potential fans.

    5 years agoby @deadjediFlag

  4. -comrade-

    That's what Wolverine gets for being a sh*tty movie.
    The old Star Trek are meant to be enjoyed a nostalgia. Lighten up.
    "Star Trek" actually made me feel better after the debacle that was Watchmen.

    HAPPYJACK, PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE MOVIE? OR DOES YELLING MAKE WHATEVER YOU SAY LAW?
    "LOOK AT ME, I'M AN IDIOT" is really what I think you're trying to say.

    5 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  5. Messenger

    I've seen the old Star Treks and they were awful. Some of the newer ones were good but hey, I'm not expecting a fanboy to admit anything.

    5 years agoby @messengerFlag

  6. HAPPYJACK

    GOT TO DISAGREE, WITH ALL COMENTS. WENT TO SEE IT BEFORE & TO START WITH, YES IT IS A FUN MOVIE. AT ONE POINT I WAS SITTING THERE SAYING TO MYSELF "THIS IS GOOD" I WAS SUPRISED, AS I HAVE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AWFUL. McCOY IS GREAT, SO IS SPOCK & EVAN THE MAN WITH THE HARDEST JOB OF ALL THE GUY REPLACING SHATNER, DOES A FINE JOB AS JAMES T. KIRK

    BUT THEN I REMEMBERD THAT THIS WAS MENT TO BE STAR TREK. SOME1 ON HERE, I CANT REMEMBER WHO, WROTE THAT THIS WAS A PREQUEL.... WRONG THIS IS A REBOOT OF A FRANCHISE THAT DIDNT NEED TO BE REBOOTED. IF STAR TREK HAD NEVER BEEN INVENTED, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT, BUT THE FACT THAT A MAN, WHO BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, WAS NOT A STAR TREK FAN, HAS MADE THIS A POOR FILM. I WONT GO INTO DETAILS, AS SOME MAY NOT HAVE SEEN IT, BUT THE FILM HAS BEEN MADE AS TO RUN A BRAND NEW FILM SERIES, MANY A T.V. SHOW. ITS A CASH-COW. TO SUM IT UP, IF YOU AINT EVER SEEN A STAR TREK FILM & JUST WANT TO WATCH SOMETHING FUN, YOU,D LIKE THIS. IF YOUR A TREKKIE, WHO IS DESPERATE FOR MORE STAR TREK, YOU WILL KID YOURSELF THAT THIS IS GREAT. NOT AS GREAT AS REVEIWS, WOULD HAVE YOU BELIVE.

    5 years agoby @happyjackFlag

  7. Space101

    I ain't no Trekkie fan, but the movie was good. As for Wolverine, I don't know why a lot of people were disapointed in it, I love it! It stuck by the story as it was orginally planned.

    5 years agoby @space101Flag

  8. Shelley

    I agree. As I stated in my review of Star Trek, as much as I enjoyed Wolverine, Star Trek was a better film.

    5 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  9. The Kwisatz Haderach

    I saw Star Trek opening night and it was great. Wolverine was a good movie and I enjoy it also. i dont care whcih movie makes more cash. I care aboutthe film and when it comes down to it, I think Star Trek was a better made movie. It rocked.

    5 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  10. JigSaw1st

    i saw it last weekend, great movie,

    5 years agoby @masterchiefFlag

  11. T.Clark

    I haven't seen it, so I wouldn't know

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  12. Shelley

    Who cares if it beat Wolverine or not, it is an awesome movie that surpassed expectations.

    5 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  13. T.Clark

    Can't believe it didn't beat Wolverine

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  14. Oli

    Amazing movie. Going to see it again sometime this week!

    5 years agoby @reviloleeFlag

  15. righthandofdoom

    AWESOME!! Star Trek was a great movie. Cant wait to see it again.

    5 years agoby @righthandofdoomFlag

  16. Twisted Smile

    Star Trek was a fantastic movie.

    5 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag