Star Trek Blasts Off with an Estimated $7 Million


Variety reports that Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek earned an estimated $7 million on Thursday night from most of its 3,800 screens.

The studio opened Iron Man on a Thursday night in May of 2008. That film grossed north of $4 milion in Thursday evening/midnight screenings on its way to making $102.1 million for the weekend.

Last weekend, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origisn: Wolverine grossed nearly $5 million in midnight runs, although “Wolverine” didn’t start its run until 12:01 a.m. Friday.