By Dave Campbell | May 11, 2009
Star Trek warped into 1st place in it’s opening weekend with an estimated $72.5 million at 3,849 theaters on approx. 7,400 screens. Add in the $4 million from midnight screenings on Thursday night, and were talking nearly $77 million total so far. With J.J. Abrams behind this treatment of the Gene Roddenberry science fiction franchise, Star Trek had it’s biggest opening ever in the series. Star Trek: First Contact was the closest earning $30.7 million or $50 million adjusted for inflation in it’s opening weekend.
At the same time, X-Men Origins: Wolverine saw a nearly 70% erosion of it’s audience with $27 million on it’s 2nd week, this makes it the least attended second weekend of the X-Men franchise. For the rest of the weekends top 10, see the results below. Also check out our reviews for Star Trek & X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
||Weekend Gross||Total Gross|
|2||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||$27,000,000||$129,624,000|
|3||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||$10,450,000||$30,246,000|
|6||Next Day Air||$4,000,000||$4,000,000|
|8||Monsters Vs. Aliens||$3,379,000||$186,892,000|
|10||Hannah Montana The Movie||$2,414,000||$74,083,000|