J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek earned $79.2 million in its four-day opening weekend, The Associated Press reports. This was nearly $3 million more than Paramount Pictures had anticipated.
Judging by the film’s overwhelmingly positive word of mouth, Star Trek could go on to be one of the biggest movies of 2009. Hardcore Trekkies, casual fans and people who can’t tell the difference between a tribble and a tricorder are all singing its praises.
And who could blame them? It’s hard to imagine even the most casual fan of science fiction—or film in general—not eagerly anticipating the further adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise after watching Star Trek for the first time. Simply put, this is an incredibly fun movie that warrants repeat viewing.
Let’s hope this film and the franchise continue to live long and, well, you know the rest.