Angels & Demons warps past Star Trek and Wolverine
Science fiction and fantasy films had launched the summer box office season to a great start thanks to STAR TREK and X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, but this weekend they were passed up by the debut of ANGELS & DEMONS, director Ron Howard’s sequel to his 2006 blockbuster. Not to worry: both TREK and WOLVERINE posted strong numbers, keeping genre titles at the top of the weekend’s ticket sellers.
In second place, STAR TREK added $43-million to its awesome two-week total of $147.6-million. The newest adventure of the Starship Enterprise seems poised to become the summer’s biggest winner if it continues at this warp speed.
Mutating at #3, WOLVERINE was far behind with $14.8-million, raising its three-week total to $151.1-million.
As for other science fiction and fantasy holdovers…
GHOST OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST was in fourth place with $6.8-million, yielding $40.1-million after three weeks.
17 AGAIN dropped one nottch to sixth place weith $3.4-million for a five-week total of $58.4-million.
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS actually went up a notch, from #8 to #7, earning $3-million. Eight-week total is $190.6-million.