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Weekend Box Office : ‘Star Trek’ Brings In the Fans

“Star Trek” fans rushed out to see Paramount’s latest in the series over the weekend, buying $18.1 million in tickets. Overall, ticket sales were brisk for the Top 5 movies, but there was a sharp fall-off after that. 20th Century Fox’s major holiday feature, “For the Boys,” lingered in sixth place for a second week, grossing a disappointing $9.8 million in 12 days of wide release.

* “At Play in the Fields of the Lord,” the Saul Zaentz production set in the rain forests of Brazil and directed by Hector Babenco, opened to good numbers in 11 major-city locations.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. “Star Trek VI” $18.1 1,804 1 (Paramount) $18.1 $10,068 2. “The Addams Family” $8.6 2,411 3 (Paramount) $67.1 $3,569 3. “My Girl” $6.7 2,082 2 (Columbia) $25.8 $3,230 4. “Beauty and the Beast” $6 1,118 4 (Walt Disney) $34.1 $5,339 5. “Cape Fear” $4.85 1,701 4 (Universal) $46 $2,855 * “At Play ... the Lord” $118,162 11 1 (Universal) $118,162 $10,742

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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