Star Trek Dominates The Box Office

Star Trek

Star Trek raked in approximately $7M at the US box office on Thursday night and $24M on Friday giving J.J. Abrams’ new masterpiece an official ticket tally of $31M in it’s slightly stretched opening day.

Pundits speculate the strong first day opening will translate to an opening weekend box office haul of in the US of up to $75M, making it the most popular Star Trek movie in history.  The previous film in the franchise (Star Trek: Nemesis) only managed to score $18.5M in its opening weekend and $43.3M in its entire US theatrical run.

Whilst the news was great for Paramount and J.J. Abrams it wasn’t so great for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine which dived 76% from it’s takings a week before.  Fortunately for Wolverine it has already earned $175M worldwide, $25M more than its budget.

Star Trek’s budget is estimated to be the same as Wolverine ($150M) however unlike Wolverine Paramount doesn’t have a big-budget competitor to worry about any time soon.  In fact many pundits are speculating the film’s positive word of mouth will attract viewers over the coming weeks who wouldn’t typically head to the theater to see a Trek movie.

Source: THR

New ‘Star Trek’ TV Spot: Critical Acclaim II

Star Trek Critical Acclaim

Another TV spot for Star Trek in which the critical acclaim J.J. Abrams’ new film has received is featured.

Ten New Behind-The-Scenes Images From The Set Of ‘Star Trek’

Behind the scenes on Star Trek

Paramount have released a new set of behind the scenes stills of J.J. Abrams at work with the cast on the set of Star Trek.

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Trekkies Aren’t Happy That ‘Star Trek’ Is Great

Star Trek on The Onion News Network

Star Trek fans are apparently angry that the new J.J. Abrams’ film is a fun, watchable and highly action packed thrill-ride.  According to a report by The Onion News Network, fans are disappointed that the storyline made sense.  Lol, watch for yourself:

Source:  The Onion News Network via Slashfilm

New ‘Star Trek’ TV Spot – Reborn

Star Trek

Paramount have released a new TV Spot for Star Trek showing a snippet of new footage and quick cuts from the film put to a rock music track.

Star Trek hits theaters:
Australia – May 7
USA & UK – May 8

New ‘Star Trek’ Clip – Lost Promo

The USS Enterprise Bursts Out Of The 'Lost' Logo

The USS Enterprise Bursts Out Of The 'Lost' Logo

During last week’s episode of Lost a special sneak peek clip from Star Trek was aired.  In the clip Kirk (Chris Pine) is pursued by beasts on an ice planet.  Watch it now:

Star Trek hits theaters:
Australia – May 7
USA & UK – May 8

New ‘Star Trek’ TV Spot – Critical Acclaim

A scene from Star Trek

Paramount have unveiled yet another TV Spot for Star Trek that includes snippets of never before seen footage. Watch it now courtesy of Trailer Addict:

Star Trek hits theaters:
Australia – May 7
USA & UK – May 8

New ‘Star Trek’ TV Spot – Your Name

Star Trek

A new TV Spot for ‘Star Trek’ featuring a few snippets of new footage:

Star Trek hits theaters:
Australia – May 7
USA & UK – May 8

William Shatner Sees The ‘Star Trek’ Trailer For The First time

Billy Bush from Access Hollywood invited William Shatner to his program so that The Shatner Project could film his reaction as he watched the trailer to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek for the first time. It’s not really exciting, but it is nevertheless interesting to watch the original Captain Kirk’s reaction as he watches it.

Star Trek hits theaters:
Australia – May 7
USA & UK – May 8

Cool Aerial Shot Of The ‘Star Trek’ Premiere In Los Angeles

Take a look at this awesome sky image from the Lost Angeles Chinese Theater premiere of Star Trek.

Star Trek - The LA Premire From The Air

Star Trek - The LA Premiere From The Air (click for larger image)

Source: Star Trek on Facebook (two additional images at this link)