The estimates for the fourth weekend of the new Star Trek have it in fifth place with $12.8M in domestic sales and another $8M in overseas sales. Star Trek topped $200M domestically and $300M globally over the weekend. The film’s continued ‘legs’ is impressing box office watchers, who expect Trek still have some life left in it.
According to estimates Star Trek came in fifth in its fourth weekend, earning $12.8M, bringing its domestic total up to $209.5M. This means that Star Trek has now passed the total sales of both the other recent ‘franchise reboots’ Superman Returns ($200.1M) and Batman Begins ($205.3M).
Star Trek came in behind Terminator Salvation ($16.1M) in only its second weekend, and Variety notes that Trek may be hurting Terminator:
"T4" may have seen some of its potential audience opt for Paramount’s "Star Trek," which remained a solid performer in its fourth frame with $12.8 million at 3,507. "Trek" has cumed $209.5 million, becoming the year’s first title to cross the double century mark.
EW was impressed with Star Trek’s small drop for its fourth weekend:
[Star Trek] continues to earn despite already being in theaters for a month. The J.J. Abrams-directed movie has now crossed the $200 million mark — dropping only 44% this frame, it proves it’s still got more earning power left.
And BoxOfficeGuru is also impressed with the small drop, going as far as to guess Star Trek can earn another $40M before it leaves theaters
Posting the smallest decline in the top ten was Star Trek which dropped to fifth with an estimated $12.8M, down 44%. Paramount’s reboot hit crossed the $200M mark on Friday in its 22nd day of release and became the first film of the year, and first since last summer’s The Dark Knight, to surpass the double-century mark. With $209.5M in the bank, Trek is still plotting a course to reach $245-250M domestically.
Star Trek opens in Japan – crosses $100M internationally
As for international, according to THR, Star Trek took in $8M overseas for the weekend, in a total of 59 markets. This includes a $2.2M opening in Japan, which is a lot better than the last Star Trek movie (Nemesis) and pretty good for a Hollywood film without any major stars, but still only half of what the big overseas hit Angels & Demons did two weeks ago when it opened in Japan. Even though Star Trek is handily beating Angels & Demons domestically, the Tom Hanks film has already earned more than Star Trek globally through the power of its overseas sales.
According to THR Star Trek’s international total as of this weekend is $101.5M. Assuming estimates hold, Star Trek has a total global gross of $311M.