"Star Trek" Beams Up $72.5 Million10 May, 2009 By: Thomas K. Arnold
The long-awaited new Star Trek movie grossed $76.5 million its opening weekend, according to estimates provided by distributor Paramount Pictures, a little higher than the studio had expected. The picture opened at 3,849 locations and made a solid $30.8 million on Friday night and another $27.4 million on Saturday.
Last week's No. 1 movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, fell 68% from its opening gross to $27 million, still enough for a second-place finish.
The Summit Entertainment urban comedy Next Day Air, the weekend’s other wide opener, grossed just $4 million.