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Box Office Breakdown:  Star Trek Beams Its Way to #1

Zachary Quinto in Star Trek

Based on these numbers, a sequel would seem like the logical response.

After a five-month delay, the highly-anticipated J.J. Abrams feature finally unspooled to an eager crowd. And though it didn’t outearn last weekend’s office champ, the science fiction adventure appeared to be in a galaxy far, far away.

Since it’s debut late Thursday night, Trek grossed approximately $79.2 million. (That’s nearly $3 million more than was estimated a day ago, but still $6 million less than Wolverine‘s premiere.) Around $8 million of Paramount’s haul came from IMAX ticket sales alone. (That figure bests the $6.2 million raked in by The Dark Knight last year.)

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  1. Star Trek, Paramount, $79,204,289 (avg. $20,578)
  2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 20th Century Fox, $26,408,288 (avg. $6438)
  3. Ghost of Girlfriends Past, Warner Bros., $10,258,141 (avg. $3231)
  4. Obsessed, Sony, $6,560,266 (avg. $2521)
  5. 17 Again, Warner Bros., $4,232,422 (avg. $1458)
  6. Next Day Air, Summit Entertainment, $4,111,043 (avg. $3613)
  7. The Soloist, Dreamworks, $3,949,430 (avg. $1890)
  8. Monsters vs. Aliens, Dreamworks, $3,260,440 (avg. $1492)
  9. Earth, Disney, $2,666,219 (avg. $1486)
  10. Hannah Montana: The Movie, Disney, $2,193,043 (avg. $953)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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