Weekend Box Office
1) Angels & Demons $48 million
2) Star Trek $43 million
3) X-Men Origins: Wolverine $14.8 million
4) Ghosts of Girlfriends Past $6.8 million
5) Obsessed $4.5 million
6) 17 Again $3.4 million
7) Monsters Vs. Aliens $3 million
8) The Soloist $2.4 million
9) Next Day Air $2.2 million
Angels & Demons, Ron Howard's follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, failed to stir up much controversy this past week. But that didn't stop Robert Langdon from racing into the top spot on the box office charts this weekend. The Dan Brown adaptation didn't achieve the same opening weekend success that its predecessor received when it premiered back in May of 2006, when The Da Vinci Code pulled in an impressive $77 million, nearly double that of this new adventure. But it is still being considered a modest summer hit.
Star Trek continued to go at warp speed, pulling in another $43 million during its second weekend of release. That puts its cumulative grosses at $147 million, making it the most successful Star Trek film of all-time. While no sequel has been announced yet, its speculated that a second film will go into pre-production before the end of the year.
The only other major film to be released this weekend was the Steve Zahn/Jennifer Aniston comedy Management. It opened in 212 theaters, pulling in an estimated $378,000 to take the number 16 spot on the box office charts. The film with the highest per screen average was Summer Hours, which opened in two theaters, pulling in $48,200. Following in second place was the highly touted The Brothers Bloom, which nabbed $82,000 on four screens.
Next weekend belongs to one man, and he is John Connor! That's right, America. Terminator Salvation is finally making its debut, and Robert Langdon doesn't stand a chance.