`Star Trek' boldly goes to $31M at box office

May 9, 2009 6:18:26 PM PDT
"Star Trek" has gone to warp speed at the box office with $31 million in domestic ticket sales after just over a day in theaters. Distributor Paramount said "Star Trek" took in $24 million Friday, plus $7 million during preview screenings Thursday night.

Paramount estimates that by the end of the weekend the movie will be near or over $70 million in ticket sales.

That puts the movie light years ahead of the previous 10 "Trek" movies.

The best opening weekend ever for the franchise was $30.7 million for 1996's "Star Trek: First Contact." According to inflation-adjusted numbers compiled by Hollywood.com, that translates to $51.2 million in today's dollars.

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