The weekend’s top-five movies (estimated totals courtesy of Box Office Mojo; final figures will be available Monday afternoon):
1. Star Trek
2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
5. 17 Again
Poster art courtesy Paramount Pictures
The performance of the new Trek film was well within analysts’ expectations and was very good, considering the competition … namely the Wolverine movie, in its second weekend.
Speaking of that “prequel,” its second-week drop-off was pretty big and might indicate that it won’t have “legs,” or a very long run atop to the box office.
And both films will have strong competition in the next two weeks — from both “Angels & Demons” (May 15) and “Terminator Salvation” (May 21).