J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness" opened in AMC Theatres everywhere this past Thursday. The film took first place at the domestic box office this weekend, racking up $84 million. It grossed another $80 million overseas, for a worldwide opening total of $164 million.
While these numbers are nothing to brush aside, they did fall short of the $100 million that Paramount Pictures was hoping for. Especially considering the first film made $79.2 million in 2009, it shows that the momentum was apparently lacking, therefore falling short of surpassing its predecessor.
The budget for Abrams' sequel was $190 million, and the film is predicted to end up around $500 million worldwide theatrically. Decent numbers but it begs the question; was 4 years too long to wait to release the next film or did they not play up their strengths in the promotional materials?
If you saw "Star Trek" this weekend, what did you think of the movie?
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