Zade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures (NEW YORK) — Spock beat Stark this weekend at the box office, as Star Trek: Into Darkness took the top spot from Iron Man 3. The second installment of director J.J. Abrams re-booted Star Trek franchise opened on 3,868 IMAX and traditional movie screens across the country in both and 3D and 2D. Since its opening on Thursday to Sunday the flick has brought in over $90 million, the highest of any movie in the franchise. Adams’ 2009 Star Trek had a weekend debut of $79.2 million.
Marvel (NEW YORK) — Iron Man 3 is a huge hit. The superhero movie took in an estimated $175 million in its opening weekend in the U-S. That’s the second highest opening ever, behind last year’s The Avengers which also featured Iron Man. It also managed the ninth highest single-day gross of all time, raking in $68.312 million on Friday.
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures (NEW YORK) – Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain took the top spot at the box office this weekend, drawing in $20 million. Oblivion fell 53 percent from its debut last week and came in second with $17.4 million. The Big Wedding , an R-rated comedy aimed at older audiences debuted in fourth place. The weekend marked the final weekend before the summer movie season begins in earnest.
Warner Bros. (HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) — The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 smashed expectations, opening to an estimated $27.3 million. It’s the best opening ever for a baseball movie, and it earned a rare A+ cinemascore from audiences. Far behind in second, Scary Movie 5 opened to a disappointing 15.2 million, according to studio estimates. It’s the worst opening for the franchise—Scary Movie 4 earned $40 million opening weekend in 2006
PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International (NEW YORK) — The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will air live from Culver City, California, this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson will host the event. The leading nominees are Quentin Tarantino’s drama Django Unchained and Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Ted
Comstock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — DreamWorks’ latest animated film, The Croods about a prehistoric family in search of a new cave to live in, earned an estimated 44.7 million dollars to debut in first place. The voice cast of The Croods features Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. The thriller Olympus Has Fallen opened in the runner-up spot, raising 30.5 million dollars. The new Tina Fey-Paul Rudd dramedy Admission finished in fifth place, collecting 6.4 million dollars.
HBO/Time Warner (NEW YORK) — Premiering this Sunday, Al Pacino and Helen Mirren star in the new HBO movie Phil Spector , a fictional film based on the client-attorney relationship between the legendary music producer and Linda Kenney Baden, a defense attorney who represented Spector at his first murder trial for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his California mansion. That trial ended in a mistrial. Spector was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison. He has always insisted that he is innocent and claims Clarkson committed suicide
Comstock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: — The Incredible Burt Wonderston : Steve Carell is the titular character, who’s one-half of a magic duo. Their popularity is threatened by a Criss Angel-like illusionist played by Jim Carrey. Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini also star.
Disney Enterprises, Inc. (NEW YORK) — There’s no place like first place for Oz the Great and Powerful . The semi-prequel to the classic film The Wizard of Oz triumphed at the box office over the weekend, earning an estimated $80.3 million. It also made nearly $70 million overseas
Film District (NEW YORK) — Dead Man Down stars Colin Farrell as Victor, who at first glance is a faithful henchman for New York City gangster named Alphonse, played by Terrence Howard. How faithful is Victor? During a raid on a rival’s drug den and after shooting their boss in the head, an unarmed Alphonse is cornered by four men with their weapons aimed at his head. Victor, though shot himself, wills himself into a position to be able to shoot all four men and save Alphonse’s life. Quiet and brooding, Victor lives alone.