Star Trek Into Darkness stuns UK box office chart
- 15 May 2013
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
Star Trek Into Darkness has opened at the top of the UK box office chart, knocking last week's top film Iron Man 3 down to second place.
JJ Abrams' 3D sci-fi sequel took £8.4 million between Thursday and Sunday, beating the £6m its predecessor earned in its debut weekend in 2009.
The latest instalment in Marvel's Iron Man series added £3.2m to its earnings in its third weekend in cinemas.
Its overall UK takings now stand at just over £31m.
Wreck-It Ralph continued to perform well, also for Disney, adding a further £49,000 to its UK total.
The 3D animation has now taken £23.5m after 13 weeks in cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
US comedy 21 and Over claimed third place in the chart with second weekend takings of £581,000, while dance movie All Stars added £498,000 to its first week's tally.
The Croods moved back into the top five, taking a further £384,000. The animated comedy has now grossed more than £25m in the UK and Ireland.
Action thriller Olympus Has Fallen follows it at six, while at seven new release Mud took an impressive £237,000 from just 71 locations.
Matthew McConaughey stars in the US drama about a drifter who befriends two young boys who discover him hiding out on an island in the Mississippi.