On Thursday Star Trek brought in $1.87M in domestic sales, which ranked it close fourth behind Angels & Demons ($1.92M). This, combined with its international sales, brings Star Trek’s three week total up to $289.8M. More box office details below, including some predictions on what Star Trek can expect for its fourth weekend.
Star Trek’s total domestic gross is now $196.7M. It’s third week total was $35.1M, which puts it between the third weeks of Batman Begins ($26.4M) and Iron Man ($40.9). Here is an update of the domestic chart for Star Trek we did for our two week summary last Friday comparing the new Trek film with other recent ‘franchise reboots’ and big summer movies.
Star Trek also brought in $1.1M in overseas sales, bringing the total international take to to $93.1M. This brings Star Trek’s three week total global gross $289.8M
Should break $300M this weekend – eyes on Japan
Since it was released two weeks ago, Angels & Demons has been battling it out with Star Trek (with each winning 7 days), but box office prognosticators are predicting that Star Trek will beat A&D to come in 5th this weekend behind the four films released over the last two weekends (Terminator Salvation, Night at the Museum 2, Up and Drag Me To Hell). Star Trek’s fourth domestic weekend predictions range from $14M at boxofficeguru.com to $14.6 at boxoffice.com, and readers at BoxOfficeMojo are predicting $14.8. One thing showing confidence in Star Trek’s continued ‘legs’ is that its screen count is only dropping 13.5% for its fourth weekend, for a total of 3,507, which is actually a few more screens that Angels & Demons will have for its 3rd weekend (3,464).
There are no predictions for international sales, but one thing to keep a look at will be how Star Trek performs in Japan where it opens today. Expectations should not be too high as the Trek franchise has not been a big earner in Japan and there are no big international box office stars in the new film. The last Trek film (Nemesis) only made $565K in Japan.
Regardless, Star Trek should break $200M tonight or tomorrow domestically and $300M worldwide sometime this weekend.
But Here is a Star Trek commercial from Japan.
And here is video from the Tokyo premiere from earlier this month (with the giant Enterprise)