‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ Tops Weekend Box Office


0  Updated at 12:13 pm, May 19th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Zade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) — Spock beat Stark this weekend at the box office, as Star Trek: Into Darkness took the top spot from Iron Man 3.

The second installment of director J.J. Abrams re-booted Star Trek franchise opened on 3,868 IMAX and traditional movie screens across the country in both and 3D and 2D.

Since its opening on Thursday to Sunday the flick has brought in over $90 million, the highest of any movie in the franchise. Adams’ 2009 Star Trek had a weekend debut of $79.2 million.

In third place, The Great Gatsby continues to outperform expectations, offering moviegoers an alternative to the sci-fi and superheroics of the top two films.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

01     Star Trek: Into Darkness $70.555M
02     Iron Man 3 $35.182M
03     The Great Gatsby $23.415M
04     Pain & Gain $3.1M
05     The Croods $2.75M
06     42 $2.73M
07     Oblivion $2.22M
08     Mud $2.16M
09     Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples $2.15M
10     The Big Wedding $1.1M

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