|'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
Updated May 19, 11:04 PM
LOS ANGELES - "Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations.
Since premiering Wednesday in huge-screen IMAX theaters and expanding Thursday to general cinemas, "Into Darkness" has pulled in $84.1 million, well below distributor Paramount's initial forecast of $100 million.
The "Star Trek" sequel bumped "Iron Man 3" down to second place after two weekends on top.