for J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Exceeds Estimate
Paramount Pictures Release Grosses $3 Million More on Sunday Elevating
Opening Weekend Tally to $79.2 Million
HOLLYWOOD, California, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The opening weekend tally for
J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" was substantially higher than initial
estimates. The Paramount Pictures release grossed $79.2 million over the
three day period in 3,849 locations, almost $3 million higher than initial
estimates thanks to strong attendance on Mother's Day. Initially, the
well-reviewed adventure was expected to bring in $18.3 million on Sunday,
but ended up grossing $21 million. Better than expected family attendance
was credited with the upsurge.
"The spike over our initial estimates on Mother's Day demonstrates
that the combination of strong reviews and solid word-of-mouth contributed
to better than anticipated attendance by families yesterday, confirming
our belief that 'Star Trek' has a broad, multi-generational appeal,"
said Rob Moore, Vice-Chairman of Paramount Pictures.
Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present a Bad Robot
Production "Star Trek" starring John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce
Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe
Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy. The film
is directed by J.J. Abrams ("Mission: Impossible III,"
"Lost," "Alias") and written by Roberto Orci &
Alex Kurtzman ("MI: III," "Transformers"). Based upon
"Star Trek" Created by Gene Roddenberry. The film is produced by
J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof. The executive producers are Bryan Burk,
Jeffrey Chernov, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The director of
photography is Dan Mindel, ASC. The production designer is Scott
Chambliss. The film is edited by Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. and Mary Jo
Markey, A.C.E. The costume designer is Michael Kaplan. The visual effects
& animation are by Industrial Light & Magic. The music is by
Michael Giacchino. This film has been rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and
violence and brief sexual content.