Star Trek continues to impress, this time at the box office.
The studio had estimated the movie’s weekend box office haul would be in the region of $50 million, but turned out to be a whopping $76.5 million.
What’s more, the movie haul improved from $26.8 million on Friday to $27.4 million on Saturday, which, according to analysts, suggests the film will have “legs” and hopefully a long successful run. It should certainly benefit from word of mouth.
Experts are now confident the movie should take in $200 million in the United States this summer, and Star Trek is a show which should benefit from a strong international market as well. Abrams’ Trek could be on its way to becoming the most successful Star Trek of all time.