Trek Blasts to No. 1
'Into Darkness' tops box office, but not at warp speed
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2013 2:21 PM CDT
Zachary Quinto, left, as Spock and Chris Pine as Kirk in a scene in the movie Star Trek Into Darkness.   (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Zade Rosenthal)

(Newser) – The Star Trek franchise may be living long, but it hasn't quite prospered as well as expected this time around. Star Trek Into Darkness topped the box office charts in its opening weekend, but "only" made $84.1 million domestically—well under the $100 million many had expected, reports the LA Times. Still, it zapped another franchise juggernaut, Iron Man 3, into No. 2 with $35.2 million, followed by The Great Gatsby at $23.4 million, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

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Gramps_43
May 20, 2013 5:07 PM CDT
One of the girl actress' was on the TODAY Show several days ago and gave the impression that there was a Gay or Lesbien flavor to some of the movie story and her part. Paint the starship rainbow colors?
clmsman
May 20, 2013 3:33 PM CDT
Hate going to the movies people talking, texting and sometimes talking on cell phones. This society so rude with everyone believe the world revolves around them. Will wait to it comes out on blueray and them rent it for 2 bucks at a red box. The movie theater experience is almost as bad a flying these days.
ren1999
May 19, 2013 9:51 PM CDT
Movie ticket prices are too high. It is a shame because "Into Darkness" is awesome.