‘Star Trek’ beams up $24 mil at the box office on Friday

May 9, 2009, 01:20 PM | by Joshua Rich


J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot started off its opening weekend in warp drive, grossing a stellar $24 million at the box office on Friday, according to Box Office Mojo. That opening-day total is among the year’s best: Though behind the $35 mil that X-Men Origins: Wolverine scored in its first 24 hours and the $30.1 mil that Fast & Furious revved up on its initial day, it is basically on par with the $25.1 mil that Watchmen earned on its first Friday. And if you add in the $7 mil that the franchise film banked in late screenings on Thursday, Star Trek‘s starting sum is already around $31 mil. Friday’s box office leaders are listed below, and please check back here on Sunday for a full weekend recap in the Box Office Report.

1. Star Trek — $24 mil
2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine — $8.5 mil
3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past — $3.1 mil
4. Obsessed — $2.1 mil
5. Next Day Air — $1.4 mil

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