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Star Trek Into Darkness Reaches $70.5 Million After First Week Open with Iron Man 3 and The Great Gatsby Following

Number one in the box office this week is Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness  at $70.5 million. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, the action movie follows the crew of a space shuttle as it fights to defeat an enemy from within their own organization. The movie is directed by J.J. Abrams.

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Iron Man 3 is second in the domestic charts with $35.2 million. The third movie in the Iron Man series features Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall. Tony stark finds his world suddenly torn apart by a terrorist known as the Mandarin, leaving him to piece things back together. Directed by Shane Black and produced by Disney the filmed opened May 3 and is also second in the worldwide charts.

The long anticipated adapt of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby opened this past weekend making it third in the charts with $23.4 million. Warner Bros adaptation of the novel is directed by Baz Luhrmann and features Leonardo DiCaprio as the rich and influential Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki. The drama is about the life of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quest to rekindle a lost love that ends in tragedy.

Pain and Gain is fourth in the box office at $3.1 million. A trio of bodybuilders finds themselves caught up in a kidnapping scheme that goes wrong. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie the comedy is directed by Michael Bay and produced by Paramount.

Another movie at the top of the charts this week is The Croods at $2.75 million. The animated film directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders has been top five in the charts since its opening on March 22. Voices behind the animated first family include Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds.

The life story of Jackie Robinson is told in the movie 42, sixth in the charts this week with $2.73 million. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nichole Beharie, the movie tells he struggles Robinson faced becoming a Major League Baseball player despite his skin color.

Seventh in the box offices is Oblivion at $2.2 million. The adventure sci-fi starring Tom Cruise is about a drone repairman who discovers a crashed space ship with objects inside of it that causes him to question a lot of what he believes. This Universal Pictures film is directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt.

Mud, a Roadside Attractions film is eighth in the charts at $2.16 million.

Ninth in the domestic charts is Tyler Perry Presents Peeples at $2.15 million. The comedy is about a man who crashes his girlfriend’s annual family reunion to ask her to marry him and the events that follow. Produced by Lionsgate the film stars Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier and S. Epatha Merkerson.

The Big Wedding directed by Justin Zackham is tenth this week with $1.1 million.  Starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Susan Sarandon, the film follows the excitement that a long-divorced couple experiences after faking their marriage when their family unites for a wedding.

At the top of the worldwide charts this week are Star Trek Into Darkness with $110.5 million, Iron Man 3 with $75.4 million and The Great Gatsby with $65.5 million.

Movies opening this week include Epic 3D on May 22 and Hangover Part III on May 23.

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