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Weekend Box Office: Star Trek Into Darkness Hits Number One But Falls Short

There has been a lot of build up for the first of what are likely to be many more sequels in the Star Trek franchise reboot and its arrival didn't disappoint at the box office, though it didn't quite manage to outperform its predecessor.

Into Darkness was the only new movie out and had an easy path to number one, making $70 million over the weekend, short of the $75 million Star Trek opening a couple of years ago. Adding in sales for early showings and the sequel has banked $84 million, a couple of million less than the first film had made by the same day of release.

Iron Man 3 packed on another $35 million, bringing its domestic total $337 million. International sales have held solid, pushing the Marvel hero beyond the $1 billion mark and into the top ten biggest world-wide sellers of all time. At this rate the movie is likely end up at number 5 on that list.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

1.
Star Trek Into Darkness *$70,555,000Total: $84,091,000LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 3,868
2.
Iron Man 3$35,182,000Total: $337,073,000LW: 1 WR: 3
THTRS: 4,237
3.
The Great Gatsby (2013)$23,415,000Total: $90,159,000LW: 2 WR: 2
THTRS: 3,550
4.
Pain and Gain$3,100,000Total: $46,574,000LW: 3 WR: 4
THTRS: 2,429
5.
The Croods$2,750,000Total: $176,750,000LW: 7 WR: 9
THTRS: 2,373
6.
42$2,730,000Total: $88,735,000LW: 5 WR: 6
THTRS: 2,380
7.
Oblivion$2,222,000Total: $85,500,000LW: 6 WR: 5
THTRS: 2,077
8.
Mud$2,160,000Total: $11,588,000LW: 8 WR: 4
THTRS: 960
9.
Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$2,150,000Total: $7,858,000LW: 4 WR: 2
THTRS: 2,041
10.
The Big Wedding$1,100,000Total: $20,198,000LW: 9 WR: 4
THTRS: 1,443