Star Trek was a clear success across the pond this weekend, opening to $76.5 million, including previews that began on Thursday night.
While its launch figure was smaller than that of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it’s still light years ahead of previous Trek outings and, thanks to healthy word of mouth, the pic should have a healthy run in cinemas.
And that sound you hear is the docking clamps being released from the sequel – surely Paramount will go ahead with development beyond the already commissioned script now.
Talking of Wolverine, Hugh Jackman’s mutant prequel lost 68% to take in $27 million this weekend, for a running tally of $129.6 million.
Ghosts Of Girlfriends past fell to third, nabbing $10.4 million, while Obsessed nudged down to third, with $6.6 million.
Rounding out the top five was 17 Again, which added $4.4 million to its current $54 million total.
The only other wide opening was comedy Next Day Air, starring Scrubs’ Donald Faison. That slumped into sixth with $4 million.
Here, then, your top 10 for the weekend:
Star Trek ($76.5 million)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($27 million)
Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past ($10.4 million)
Obsessed ($6.6 million)
17 Again ($4.4 million)
Next Day Air ($4 million)
The Soloist ($3.6 million)
Monsters Vs Aliens ($3.3 million)
Earth ($2.5 million)
Hannah Montana: The Movie ($2.4 million)
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