Star Trek Boldly Goes for Box Office Win

By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2009 4:48 PM CDT

(Newser) Star Trek set phasers for box office “kill” this weekend with a $76.5 million debut, Entertainment Weekly reports. Falling short of Wolverine’s $85.1 million opener last week, the take still exceeds expectations and bodes well for a franchise that needs a boost. Wolverine dropped a hefty 68% at $27 million, followed by Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ($10.5 million), Obsessed ($6.6 million), and 17 Again ($4.4 million).