Box Office May 17-19, 2013. Star Trek Into Darkness premiered in Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $70.5 Million. Iron Man 3 was Second with $35.1 Million for $337 Million in the US and $1 Billion worldwide. The Great Gatsby was Third with $23.4 Million. Pain and Gain was Fourth with $3.1 Million. The Croods was Fifth for the third weekend in a row with $2.7 Million for $176.7 Million so far. 42, Oblivion, Mud, Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, and The Big Wedding rounded out the top ten respectively.
Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a screenplay written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof, based on the series of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry. Lindelof, Orci, Kurtzman and Abrams also serve as producers, along with Bryan Burk. Chris Pine reprises his role as Captain James T. Kirk, with Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood reprising their roles from the previous film. Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller and Alice Eve round out the film’s principal cast.
After the release of Star Trek, Abrams, Burk, Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci signed up to produce the film. In 2011, the supporting cast was rounded out with Cumberbatch, Weller and Eve brought in to portray key roles. Filming began in January 2012. The film was shot entirely in California. The film’s visual effects were handled by Industrial Light & Magic.
The film was converted to 3D in post-production.