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‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ Tops Weekend Box Office

Zade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Spock beat Stark this weekend at the box office, as Star Trek: Into Darkness took the top spot from Iron Man 3.

The second installment of director J.J. Abrams re-booted Star Trek franchise opened on 3,868 IMAX and traditional movie screens across the country in both and 3D and 2D.

Since its opening on Thursday to Sunday the flick has brought in over $90 million, the highest of any movie in the franchise. Adams’ 2009 Star Trek had a weekend debut of $79.2 million.

In third place, The Great Gatsby continues to outperform expectations, offering moviegoers an alternative to the sci-fi and superheroics of the top two films.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

01     Star Trek: Into Darkness $70.555M

02     Iron Man 3 $35.182M

03     The Great Gatsby $23.415M

04     Pain & Gain $3.1M

05     The Croods $2.75M

06     42 $2.73M

07     Oblivion $2.22M

08     Mud $2.16M

09     Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples $2.15M

10     The Big Wedding $1.1M

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