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Top 8 Genre Movies: New Trek breaks highest opening record

Top 8 Genre Movies: New Trek breaks highest opening record

The eleventh and newest Star Trek film with its all-new cast posted an all new opening record this past weekend. It brought in more than $72.5 million in ticket sales in its debut weekend – more than the next 19 top-grossing films combined. Additionally, compared to other Trek films, after only three days of release, the film is already the fifth-highest money maker for Paramount. With these numbers, odds are we’ll see more Trek in years to come.

In its second weekend, X-Men Origins: Wolverine ticket sales fell more than 68% to $27 million for the No. 2 spot on the Genre Top 10..

the only genre film set to debut next week, the supernatural religious thriller Angels and Demons is the follow-up to the DaVonci Code and is set for wide release.

Following are the Top 10 speculative fiction movies in release in North America for the weekend of May 8-10, 2009.

RANK #. (Overall Rank) Title – Weekend Gross | Total Gross [Budget]

  1. (1) Star Trek – $72.5 million | $76.5 million [N/A]
  2. (2) X-Men Origins: Wolverine – $27 million | $129.6 million [$150 million]
  3. (3) Ghosts of Girlfriends Past – $10.5 million | $30.2 million [N/A]
  4. (5) 17 Again – $4.4 million | $54.2 million {N/A]
  5. (8) Monsters vs. Aliens – $3.4 million | $186.9 million [$175 million]
  6. (20) The Haunting in Connecticut – $0.19 million | $55.3 million [N/A]
  7. (21) Battle for Terra – $0.18 million | $1.5 million [N/A]
  8. (25) Crank: High Voltage – $0.12 million | $13.6 million [N/A]

Source: Box Office Mojo – list only includes science fiction, spy fi, fantasy and dark fantasy/horror titles.

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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