'Star Trek Into Darkness' Tops Weekend Box Office

The USS Enterprise picked up steam throughout the weekend, despite a somewhat unimpressive start. Early estimates show that J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness could bring in $70.6 million on the three-day weekend, and $84.1 million for the four and a half days that it has been open. Though nothing to scoff at, it’s still underperforming according to initial projections which hoped for a $100 million extended weekend and $80 million on the three-day.Paramount and Skydance co-financed the $190 million feature, which is playing in 3762 locations, including 336 Imax 3D theaters.


Iron Man 3 continues to do well at the box office in spite of the new competition from Star Trek Into Darkness, making an estimated $35.2 million in its third weekend in theaters. This brings its domestic total to $337.1 million.


The Great Gatsby picked up a few theaters in its second week, though its box office total dropped by half (as did Iron Man 3′s take from its second to third week). Pain and Gain is a bona fide success for Paramount, taking in nearly double its estimated budget. The Croods makes a jump in its ninth week of release, helped by being the sole film aimed at families and youths.


1. Star Trek Into Darkness $84.1 million New Release
2. Iron Man 3 $35.1 million $337.1 million
3. The Great Gatsby $23.42 million $90.2 million
4. Pain and Gain $3.1 million $46.6 million
5. The Croods $2.75 million $176.8 million
6. 42 $2.7 million $88.7 million
7. Oblivion $2.2 million $85.5 million
8. Mud $2.2 million $11.6 million
9. Peeples $2.1 million $7.9 million
10. The Big Wedding $1.1 million $20.2 million



Date: 2013-05-19