With less than one month since opening day, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot may not have lived long, but it has certainly prospered.
BoxOfficeMojo has reported that Star Trek has snuck past Monsters vs. Aliens as the most profitable film in the U.S. thus far in 2009, earning $194,828,830 domestically since its opening May 8th. (So yeah, that’s a three week coup.)
At this point, with Terminator: Salvation getting panned critically, the film’s main competitors are Transformers and Harry Potter, the latter of which has lost a bit of its luster since the final book came out (and thus everybody knows the ending). With these competitors coming out the first two weeks of July, we’ll see if Star Trek hits that Holy Grail of $250 million domestic soon enough.