J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness beamed into first place Friday, pushing Tony Stark and his Iron Man suit into the No. 2 spot. The highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which opened wide on Wednesday, made an estimated $22.0 million on Friday in 3,868 locations, including 336 IMAX 3D locations, bringing its domestic total to $35.5 million. This was somewhat shy of expectations: The first Star Trek of the Abrams era opened in May 2009 to a $26.98 million Friday in 3,849 theaters.
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What’s a sci-fi action movie without a good high-octane chase scene? It wouldn’t be Star Trek Into Darkness, that’s for sure.
J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel to his 2009 reboot of the franchise is still three weeks away, but you can get another bite of the Star Trek Into Darkness action now with a new clip from a chase scene in the movie. But don’t be surprised if that bite tastes just as mysterious as all the other promotion Paramount has been rolling out — there are no revelations about the movie’s plot here, but there is an adrenaline-filled spacecraft chase that looks (and sounds) rather like Star Wars, and there are some fun moments with Zachary Quinto’s Spock being characteristically logical and Chris Pine bringing back his daring and defiant Captain Kirk.
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In the latest issue of Playboy, oft-tight-lipped Star Trek Into Darkness mastermind J.J. Abrams opened up about his mega-hot summer blockbuster and his decidedly un-Hollywood life (no arrests, no wrecked hotel rooms, and his only groupies are dudes “with hair too long in the back giving me a Vulcan salute”).
He also revealed a desire to someday move on from the “big entertainment” movies and TV he is best known for to work on an “important film,” saying, “Would it be nice to work with Meryl Streep? Yes.” Luckily for fans of Abrams’ blockbusters, those days seem quite a ways down the road, as he also seems open to everything from an Alias movie and more Star Trek films to a Cloverfield sequel.
One subject, however, that does make the director clam up is his much-buzzed Star Wars: Episode VII, which is set for release in the summer of 2015. While he does talk Star Wars hypotheticals, when it came to the film’s plot, the possibility of returning original castmembers and whether his will be a “distinct new trilogy,” the only thing Abrams offered Playboy was (literally) a smile.
Check out some of the best quotes, including Abrams’ feelings about Star Trek‘s sex appeal, governmental spying and Tom Cruise, from the lengthy interview below. READ FULL STORY »
The latest clip from Star Trek Into Darkness doesn’t reveal a whole lot more about the general plot, but it does give us a peek onto the bridge of the USS Enterprise.
From the trailers we’ve already seen, we know there will be a lot of peril, and in this scene it’s Spock whose life is in danger at the mouth of an active volcano. Beaming him back to the ship seems impossible, based on what the engineer and pilot are saying. And Bones, the king of real talk, delivers the most dramatic line of the clip: ”He’d let you die.”
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The newest Star Trek Into Darkness trailer is remarkably similar to the Man of Steel General Zod/Static trailer. Reconstituting various bits from other Into Darkness adverts, the video adds in Benedict Cumberbatch narrating a weird biographical poem about the life of Captain Kirk. “Life for him is one big adventure,” purrs maybe-Khan, “But he is alone. Born into battle. The heir to legend…AND I LOVE HIM.” Actually, he doesn’t say that last part. Anyhow, this looks menacing. READ FULL STORY »
The newest trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness mostly features some new looks at sequences you’ll recognize from earlier trailers. The red-tinted Dr. Strangelove war room, the Enterprise falling to earth, Captain Pike doing his best impression of Tom Skerritt from Top Gun, Chris Pine’s eyes shining as blue as a sapphire supernova: Check, check, checkeroo! But there are some intriguing bits of new footage. The key revelation is that Benedict Cumberbatch’s maybe-Khan-maybe-not bad guy has a ship. It’s much larger than the Enterprise. It’s colored dark, because it’s eeeeevil. And am I crazy, or does it look a little bit like the Enterprise-E from the Next Generation movies? READ FULL STORY »
MTV has announced the first wave of presenters for the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards. The docket includes Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, Zac Efron, Kerry Washington, Amanda Seyfried, This Is the End‘s Seth Rogen and Danny McBride, Grown Ups 2 stars Chris Rock and Adam Sandler, and Star Trek Into Darkness headliners Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto.
Rebel Wilson is set to host the ceremony, which has already confirmed appearances by Will Ferrell, who’ll receive the inaugural Comedic Genius Award, and MTV Trailblazer recipient Emma Watson.
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Paramount just released a new international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, the hotly-anticipated preboot-sequel which pits Kirk and the Enterprise gang against a mysterious villain played mysteriously by Benedict Cumberbatch. So is Cumberbatch actually playing beloved Trek baddie Khan Noonien Singh? Or is this just a publicity ploy, a long-term con by the film’s mystery-epic auteur? J.J. Abrams’ Khan Con Can’t Continue…Khan It? Watch the new trailer — which is laid out from the point of view of Cumberbatch’s still-unnamed baddie — and find out: READ FULL STORY »
The newest trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness prominently features the return of Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Pike, the original original Enterprise captain who’s been transformed via Abrams into the Viper to Captain Kirk’s Maverick. “Do you have any idea what a pain you are?” Pike tells Kirk, who’s apparently been insubordinate about something. Cue various shots of volcanoes and explosions and a bigscreen remake of the Dead Space 2 zero-gravity space flight. And at the end Admiral Pike says to Kirk: “You’ll pick up your RIO when you get to the ship. And if you don’t, give me a call. I’ll fly with you.” Cue Steve Stevens’s electric guitar. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY »
Your British friends are so lucky. They watched season 3 of Downton Abbey months ago. Sometimes they find kings under their parking lots. And now they’re going to get to see Star Trek Into Darkness a week before you. As initially reported in Deadline, the Trek preboot-sequel will now open in the U.K. on May 9. READ FULL STORY »