Paramount Pictures had estimated that the movie would make about $50 million for the weekend, but figured that strong reviews helped carry it to the bigger opening.
Director J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the beloved sci-fi franchise made $72.5 million from Friday through Sunday, plus $4 million just in pre-midnight screenings Thursday, the studio said Saturday. That cumulative figure includes a record $8.2 million in IMAX showings.
“Star Trek,” which reveals the back stories of Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, is an unusual blockbuster that pleased critics, too, receiving 96 percent positive reviews on the Rotten Tomatoes Web site.
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Clipse ft. Kanye West- KINDA LIKE A BIG DEAL
Ye smokes the Clipse brothers on their own joint. I use to check for these dudes but they kinda slackin’ with it, whereas the Gay Fish is returning to his rapping roots and reminding me why he was “kinda like a big deal.“
There could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, a US conference has heard.
Dr Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science said many of these worlds could be inhabited by simple lifeforms.
He was speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago.
So far, telescopes have been able to detect just over 300 planets outside our Solar System.
Very few of these would be capable of supporting life, however. Most are gas giants like our Jupiter; and many orbit so close to their parent stars that any microbes would have to survive roasting temperatures.
But, based on the limited numbers of planets found so far, Dr Boss has estimated that each Sun-like star has on average one “Earth-like” planet.
This simple calculation means there would be huge numbers capable of supporting life. Read more…
Snoop Dogg has confirmed that he will no longer record with Interscope, his label home for over 10 years.
The split comes nearly one year after the release of Snoop’s ninth studio album, Ego Trippin’.
Lead by the crossover, 80s inspired ballad “Sexual Eruption,” the LP debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200, but fell short of gold certification.
While the West Coast veteran declined to give specific details on the reason for the sudden split, Snoop verified there will not be any final albums with Interscope.
“We are pushing the envelope on getting everything finalized,” Snoop told AllHipHop.com. “But I will not be releasing anymore projects under Interscope/Geffen.”
In his first tenure with Interscope under Death Row Records, Snoop released his classic, 4X platinum debut Doggystyle (1993), the platinum Murder Was the Case soundtrack (1994), and the double platinum sophomore solo Tha Doggfather (1996). Read more…
Honestly I don’t think I even have seen a full episode of Star Trek, but with JJ. Abrams behind the lens I will definitely be checking it out. The dudes over at Latino Review got some ill hi-res pics that I snatched below and any of you trekkies please holler at us: