After a long wait, a new Star Trek instalment is on the big screen. Will the anticipation translate into dollars? Here’s our prediction.
To everyone except a vocal minority of fan boys who will still lay down their dough, the 2009 Star Trek reboot from J.J. Abrams was a huge success, bringing in the most money of all eleven films. Now, with a story shrouded in secrecy, the cast is back Star Trek Into Darkness, with a new villain in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch. There’s no question that film will claim the top spot this weekend, though it may lose out on a few bucks for its three-day total, since the film actually hit theatres this past Wednesday night. Regardless, with eager audiences and critical acclaim, Star Trek Into Darkness should bring in an amazing $90 million this weekend.
Find out how the rest of the weekend will turn out after the jump!
As for the rest of the top five, Iron Man 3 should be an easy number two with $32 million. Not only will the film cross the $300 million mark in North America this weekend, it will top $1 billion worldwide.
The Great Gatsby will be third with $20 million, while 42 will be fourth with $4 million. Pain & Gain will close things out in fifth place with $3.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Star Trek Into Darkness – $90 million
2) Iron Man 3 – $32 million
3) The Great Gatsby – $20 million
4) 42 – $4 million
5) Pain & Gain – $3.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!