The numbers are in. We’ve followed all the buzz, read all the reviews and now the moment of truth.
The opening weekend numbers for X-Men Origins: Wolverine …. $87 million
The opening weekend numbers for Star Trek ….. $76 million
After hearing all the great reviews and positive buzz about Star Trek, it would make sense for it to make more money at the box office. Despite the claim that the movie wasn’t just for Trekkies, Star Trek still couldn’t overcome the stigma associated with their niche market.
Wolverine still didn’t reach the $100 million expectation opening weekend, but $87 million isn’t too shabby considering all the negative buzz and bad reviews.
Now it’s official; Mutants beat Trekkies.