When the summer comes around, all the big action movies head for cinemas, causing pretty much every other movie to run for cover (largely because there aren’t many cinema screens left). As a result, Star Trek Into Darkness was the only new entrant into the US box office top 10, taking $84 million since its opening last Thursday.
That’s roughly in line with what JJ Abrams first Star Trek movie took when it opened in 2009. While it’s a fairly big haul, many are still seeing it as a disappointment, as many had expected to open in the $100 million range. However it’s doing better overseas, so is still likely to end up grossing a fair amount more that the earlier movie overall.
It’s also going to face a challenge keeping its US gross up in the coming weeks, with competition such as Hangover III and Face & Furious 6 heading into cinemas in the next few days.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of May 17th-19th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Star Trek Into Darkness||$70.5||$84.0|
|2||Iron Man 3||$35.1||$337.0|
|3||The Great Gatsby||$23.4||$90.1|
|4||Pain And Gain||$3.1||$46.5|
|9||Tyler Perry Presents Peeples||$2.1||$7.8|
|10||The Big Wedding||$1.1||$20.1|