Abrams’ Star Trek dominates box office

According to Trek Today, the eleventh Star Trek movie has made $104 million in its first week of release in the United States. This means that the film has already made more money in a single week than nine of the ten previous Star Trek movies made throughout their entire theatrical runs.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home made nearly $110 million during its theatrical release in 1986-1987. Until now, it has remained the top grossing Star Trek movie by far. After twenty-two years, that record will be broken this weekend. (Numbers not adjusted for inflation.)

I am hoping to contribute a small bit to the box office results by seeing the movie for a second time tomorrow. Until then, I am tiding myself over by listening to Michael Giacchino’s incredible soundtrack.