After receiving rave reviews across the board and from t5m’s very own reporter Tabitha Goldstaub, Star Trek grossed £70.9 million worldwide in its opening weekend, and currently ranks as the number one film in 23 countries.
The film’s success was led by UK film-goers, with the film raking in a combined £6 million across 501 venues throughout the country.
The film receives gushing reviews worldwide despite Trekkies complaining the movie’s cast is too young and pretty to be taken seriously. Colin Kennedy of Empire Magazine said “the most exhilarating Trek to date marks a new future for Kirk and co. If this can boldly go on to seek out ideas to match its speed and style, a franchise is reborn”.
The success is in adverse comparison to the last Star Trek film Nemesis, (2002) which did not pull in even the most loyal Trekkies to the big screen. The director of the latest film, JJ Abrams is being dubbed ‘the new Spielberg’ after a series of successful ventures which involves directing or co-directing Alias, Lost and the Fringe.
And of course, t5m tipped it for the top first!