Stardate 2009.148: Star Trek now the year’s number one movie

After only three weeks in theaters, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek yesterday became the top grossing film in the US so far this year. With a total revenue of about $195 million, it displaced Monsters vs. Aliens ($194 million) from the top spot, according to Box Office Mojo.

Paramount has already given the go-ahead for a sequel to the film. Though Star Trek has the top spot for now, most industry experts predict that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and/or Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will overtake the spot once released later this year.

Whether Star Trek or Transformers tops the box office, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will be sitting pretty. They wrote Star Trek and co-wrote Transformers.

Those lucky @!#?@!ds! Getting paid to play around in the Star Trek and Transformers universes. Now, that‘s the way to make a living, folks. In all seriousness, though, they did a terrific job on the  Star Trek movie and deserve all of its success.