There was very little doubt that Star Trek Into Darkness would take the top spot in domestic Box Office Sales. And even though it missed the projection a little, it’s nothing to sneeze at.
#1 - Star Trek Into Darkness
Budget: $190 Million
Totals: $70.5 Million Opening Weekend / $84 Million Current Domestic Total / $80.5 Million Current Foreign Total / $164,591,000 Worldwide Total
Week Number: 1 (domestically)
So this film did well on it’s first domestic weekend, even if it missed the studio’s projection slightly. They projected $80 to $100 Million, it opened to $70 Million this weekend. And factoring in foreign totals, it did not make it has not earned back it’s budget yet. That’s a bit of a bummer, but I suspect next week it will break that barrier. The reason is because, except for some stupid critics who have their heads
up their… in the sand, everyone loved this film. Trekkies were very happy for the most part, non-Trekkies also loved it. I have yet to talk to someone in real or virtual life who did not like it. As I said, only a few critics who have decided that either J.J. can’t do it right, or who have simply decided that Trek can never be any good are the ones saying it was not good.
And I have to admit this soared past most Star Trek films to line up with what were previously my top 3 — now top 4 Star Trek films. It’s really good you guys! Minor annoyances aside, I really enjoyed it.
#2 - Iron Man 3
Budget: $200 Million
Totals: $35.2 Million Weekend Gross / $736.2 Million Current Foreign Total / $1.1 Billion Worldwide Total
Week Number: 3
Well, the box office is still treating Iron Man 3 really well I see. And it was a good film so no surprise. Aside from the fact of course that Marvel simply has a lot of momentum right now. Still, people are obviously recommending it and dragging their friends with them to see it a second time. Momentum can only get you so far, to be doing this well in the third weekend, it has to be a good film, and I think that it is.
#3 - The Great Gatsby
Budget: $105 Million
Totals: $23.4 Million Weekend Gross / $42.1 Million Current Foreign Total / $132.3 Million Current Worldwide Total
Week Number: 2
Given the excitement and hype around this film it is not surprising that it is still on the charts. And in many ways, it was a good film, even if I had my issues with it.
#4 - Pain and Gain
Budget: $26 Million
Totals: $3.1 Million Weekend Gross / $46.6 Million Total Gross
Week Number: 4
Why is this still on the charts?!?
#5 - The Croods
Budget: $135 Million
Totals: $2.7 Million Weekend Gross / $373.3 Million Current Foreign Total / $550 Million Current Worldwide Total
Week Number: 9
Now this is just amazing. Quite a feat to remain on the charts after nine weeks.
#6 - 42
Budget: $40 Million
Totals: $2.7 Million Weekend Gross / $88.7 Million Current Total
Week Number: 6
As good a film as this is, I wish it were doing a little better, but with this being a drama, and not an action film, I’ll take what I can get.
#7 - Oblivion
Budget: $120 Million
Totals: 2.2 Million Weekend Gross / $173 Current Foreign Total / $258.5 Million Current Worldwide Gross
Week Number: 5
This is a good film, but there’s so much competition. It’s too bad. I’m going to guess this isn’t going to make it into the top eight next week, and that’s a shame.
#8 - Mud
Totals: 2.2 Million Weekend Gross / 11.6 Million Current Total
Week Number: 4
I don’t even know what this is.