Paramount’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” launched into Stateside theaters with $3.3 million, including $1.3 million from midnight screenings on Thursday. The film’s exclusive Imax bow starting 8 p.m. Wednesday contributed $2 million from 334 locations.
Internationally, meanwhile, the $190 million-budgeted film has grossed north of $40 million through Wednesday. Pic bowed last weekend in seven markets and expands to 33 (or 50% of the overseas market place) this weekend.
Domestic prospects for the “Star Trek” sequel are tracking the in the $100 million-plus range. The film’s upside is helped by the large-format presentation, which currently is overselling most other locations in major U.S. markets.
“Into Darkness” expands nationwide today to more than 6,800 Stateside engagements.