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'Star Trek Into Darkness' Brings In Healthy $32 Million in Foreign Opening

Photo of Tom Brueggemann By Tom Brueggemann | Thompson on Hollywood May 13, 2013 at 12:59PM

With both the mighty "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" exceeding box office expectations, J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" (opening stateside May 17) looks poised to continue that trend next weekend with an anticipated #1 ranking. It opened in much of the world last Friday, in seven territories (including the best performing ones for the relaunch of the series in 2009) to just under $32 million.
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Benedict Cumberbatch in "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Benedict Cumberbatch in "Star Trek Into Darkness"

With both the mighty "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" exceeding box office expectations, J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" (opening stateside May 17) looks poised to continue that trend next weekend with an anticipated #1 ranking. It opened in much of the world last Friday, in seven territories (including the best performing ones for the relaunch of the series in 2009) to just under $32 million. 

That is a 70% better total in those seven countries than last time around. This time, the film's in 3-D, which accounts for some, but not close to all of the uptick. The U.K. led with a bit over $13 million. Most of the rest of the world opens next week (head to head with "The Great Gatsby in most territories.)

Check out this past weekend's domestic box office hauls here.

This article is related to: Box Office, Box Office, Star Trek Into Darkness


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.