In the morning after the weekend box office totals have been tallied, the word on “Star Trek Into Darkness” is that of slight disappointment, as least in regards to the domestic take. J.J. Abrams’ sequel to the 2009 reboot managed to do almost as well as its predecessor, taking in an estimated $70.6 million, according to Box Office Mojo. That’s below the last “Star Trek’s” 3-day weekend total, $75.2 million, which did not have the benefit of higher ticket prices and surcharges from 3-D and IMAX.
But the lower numbers in the U.S. did not spell disaster for the crew of the Enterprise. “Star Trek Into Darkness” still performed strongly overseas and has already totaled $164 million in ticket sales. Its domestic opening weekend alone puts it into the top ten releases so far this year.
Elsewhere, the big May releases continued to perform well. Disney’s “Iron Man 3″ grossed the $1 billion mark, and “The Great Gatsby” added $23 million to its domestic total, which sits at $90 million.
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