BOX OFFICE: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Takes $27.2M On Saturday; IRON MAN 3 Now 9th Highest Grossing Movie Of All-Time

Star Trek Into Darkness did well on Saturday, but will finish the weekend with a lotless than expected and Iron Man 3 is now the 9th highest grossing movie of all-time. Read on for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/19/2013

Star Trek Into Darkness just hasn't performed as well as Paramount or anyone else was expecting at the North American box office. The J.J. Abrams helmed sequel is light years away from being considered a flop, but it won't end up coming anywhere near the predicted $80 million weekend and 4 1/2-day total of $100 million. Instead, an increase of 30% on Saturday means it took an additional $27.2 million after Friday's disappointing $22 million, while analysts now predict a Sunday gross of $21.2 million. That equals around a $70.5 million weekend and an $84.1 million domestic cume. Unfortunately, not even the higher priced 3D and IMAX tickets were enough for Star Trek Into Darkness to beat Star Trek's opening back in 2009. Internationally, it took $80.5 million overseas for a global total of $164.5 million. In slightly more positive news, Iron Man 3 was a solid #2 this weekend with $35.1 million. That takes its domestic cume to $337.1 million and the Marvel Studios threequel earned $736.2 million internationally (after scoring another $40.2 million this weekend). With a worldwide cume of $1.073B, Iron Man 3 is now the #9 highest grossing movie of all time.
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TheAbaryMan369 - 5/19/2013, 8:48 AM
I predicted that it will end up being number 5 since before I even made my account.
Ocelot - 5/19/2013, 8:55 AM
Star Trek is going to suffer next week in the US due to the juggernaught fast and furious 6 and The hangover coming out. Will be knocked down to 3 or 4.
ArthurNumeriano - 5/19/2013, 8:56 AM
Iron Man 3: meh.
Into Darkness: awesome!
Cass808 - 5/19/2013, 9:07 AM
This is a shame, i really felt Into Darkness was a much better film than IM3. Obviously just an opinion, i guess im in a minority.
HellBlayzer1981 - 5/19/2013, 9:09 AM
Into Darkness just picked the wrong time to come out.
DrDoom - 5/19/2013, 9:11 AM
Star Trek Into Darkness deserves a billion too.
MrMartinMarvel - 5/19/2013, 9:12 AM
@Cass808 No you're in the majority, you should swing by chat sometime so you can be reminded of that every other minute. lol
starkresilient - 5/19/2013, 9:13 AM
so many butthurt im3 haters. they can tale a seat tbh. GET THAT MONEY!

star trek was a shit. I love how people try to find im3 plot holes but star trek's whole plot was a hole. the ending was so stupid. the villian was wasted. like why was he khan? he did nothing.

KEEP HATING
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:13 AM
Hate to say it but told you so, it's losing fan an people have seen a million Star Trek movies. Less then the 2009 film
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:15 AM
And next week EPIC, Hangover III, an Fast & Furious 6 is being released. Star Trek is dead in space.
DJRock93 - 5/19/2013, 9:15 AM
Yeah into Darkness was fantastic its timing was just awful, this is a huge summer for movies, most likely second only to 2015
ScabbyJ - 5/19/2013, 9:16 AM
Which is a shame because Star Trek Into Darkness is LIGHTYEARS more entertaining than Ironman3.
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:16 AM
MARVEL MOVIES RULE THE BIG SCREENS
MightyZeus - 5/19/2013, 9:17 AM
I was more entertained by Star Trek into Darkness than Iron Man 3.

At least Khan wasnt an actor called Trevor;p
ALegendaryPanda - 5/19/2013, 9:18 AM
This sucks :(

Well at least it won't flop.
MrMartinMarvel - 5/19/2013, 9:18 AM
@Levi Did you really just say SM3 is better than IM3?
DrDoom - 5/19/2013, 9:18 AM
I love Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Seejay - 5/19/2013, 9:19 AM

Star Trek: Into Awesomeness was a much better movie.

It deserves higher numbers.

IM3 was a real disappointment.
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/19/2013, 9:19 AM
Thats sad cause I loved Star Trek Into Darkness. It deserves more :(
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:20 AM
Man of Steel made the same mistake as Star Trek. MoS comes out an then 6 days later Monster Univerity an World War Z comes out. OUCH !

BUT Man of Steel has much bigger fan base then Star Trek so it will help a lot
MrMartinMarvel - 5/19/2013, 9:21 AM
Levi really is a living contradiction, wasn't he saying he enjoyed IM3 fine awhile ago?
ALegendaryPanda - 5/19/2013, 9:21 AM
Maybe if they had released it the first week of June it would've made more. Oh well..
JohnLamb - 5/19/2013, 9:21 AM
Go Levi! Star Trek deserves more. It was a great film! Everyone should go see it!
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:22 AM
It's Star Trek. General audiences are tired of Star Trek. I saw it an it was a fun movie but it looked like all the other Star Trek movies
CaptainObvious - 5/19/2013, 9:23 AM
I really liked Star Trek Into Darkness and it deserves to do much better than this.

And here comes DoubleD to make me slam my head into a wall.
MightyZeus - 5/19/2013, 9:24 AM
Really....
Someone actually enjoy's Spider man 3? That's sad lol
JohnLamb - 5/19/2013, 9:24 AM
You wont be disappointed coming out of the theater. Hahaha!
MrMartinMarvel - 5/19/2013, 9:24 AM
In case anyone is wondering it's MrMartinMarvel here.
ALegendaryPanda - 5/19/2013, 9:25 AM
General audiences aren't tired of Star trek it's just that Iron Man 3 just came out like 2 weeks ago so it's still making money
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:25 AM
Iron Man 3 will out perform both The Dark Knight an The Dark Knight Rises. Technically speaking it already has.

Iron Man 3 should end up the number 5th spot for world wide grosses
Chewtoy - 5/19/2013, 9:26 AM
Paramount can probably thank Abrams' asinine "Mystery Box" idea for costing them around $100m all-told on STID when the film finally finishes its run. By trying to play coy with Kahn, even though absolutely everyone who followed the film saw it coming, the studio was unable to sell the film to more casual moviegoers by using the famous villain's name.

In any event, its going to hurt the franchise, as there is no way this one has as much staying power at the theaters as the last... There is way more competition this year. (Abrams first Star Trek had to deal with "Terminator Salvation" as its main competition in the following weeks,). Paramount is spending "Avengers" levels of money on this franchise now, and they're making less than "Tron: Legacy" money back. I also noticed that a quick walk through the toy department at Walmart revealed zero Star Trek tie-in toys. I have to wonder how much profit they're actually seeing on the franchise these days.
kenjim152 - 5/19/2013, 9:27 AM
Iron man 3 made 35.1 m usd that is more than a 50% flop from previous weekend (72.5 m usd), so I guess marvel/Disney have taught us something: how to sell a shitty movie in just 3 weekends all over the world, now I am worried about star wars :(
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:27 AM
SotoJuiceMan. Next week EPIC, Hangover III, Fast & Furious 6 = DEAD IN SPACE
Kayo - 5/19/2013, 9:28 AM
LOL, here comes the haters


Marvel is winning
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:28 AM
SotoJuiceMan , Star Trek has been around since the 1960's and a ton of movies after that.
Extremis - 5/19/2013, 9:29 AM
I know the twist was bad in im 3 but stop hating it for a single thing.killian was very good.but still hurts that mandarin was butchered.
DoubleD - 5/19/2013, 9:30 AM
MARVEL IS KING ! Plus they make a lot of movies not like those other titles where you get ONE movie every 6 to 10 years
SageMode - 5/19/2013, 9:31 AM
IRON MAN 3 is climbing that ladder. Marvel FTW Babay!!!!!
rocky - 5/19/2013, 9:33 AM
WHOA look at IM3 still going

top ten best 3rd weekends ever
that sounds to me like good word of mouth
despite the haters on the web

rocky - 5/19/2013, 9:35 AM
Gotta admit I'm a bit bummed
about Star Trek's box office
I thought it was a pretty damn good movie
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