Star Trek soared at the US box office this weekend after hitting a total gross of 72.5 million dollars. With figures provided by Box Office Mojo, the film was shown on 7,400 screens spread across approximately 3,849 sites. In addition to this, a further 4 million from Thursday night’s preview showing will be included, pushing the final figure closer to the 80 million dollar mark.
This is a striking contrast to the previous Trek movie, Nemesis, which only managed to make 18.5 million dollars when it opened in the US. This was followed on with a 67 million worldwide gross – a figure that barely touches this latest reboot and its opening weekend alone.
Starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as the ever-iconic duo Kirk and Spock, JJ Abrams’s superb prequel has received nearly unanimous praise, including a four star review in SciFiNow. Rotten Tomatoes reports that the film has reached 96 per cent on its review aggregate scale.
Adding to this, The Hollywood Reporter has supplied figures for the film’s foreign box office which, has clocked in at around the 35.5 million dollar mark. This figure falls short of even reaching half of the total US gross for the weekend.