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|