Angels & Demons Beats Star Trek in the Top Spot of Box Office
Dan Brown did it again.
Although the first movie adaptation from his book; The Da Vinci Code were surrounded by big controversies back in 2006, the movie managed to score some big numbers in the box office. Its prequel, entitled Angels & Demons, is apparently satisfying too, toppling the popular Star Trek and sitting at the top box office this week by earning $48 million in its first weekend of release.
Directed by Ron Howard, the highly anticipated thriller still has Tom Hanks as the famous Harvard professor, Robert Langdon. This time, Langdon is trying to solve the mystery of secret society called the Illuminati, while at the same time have to uncover a conspiracy that may put the Vatican (and the world) in jeopardy.
With new king on the throne, Star Trek is falling to No. 2 after an impressive opening last week. This weekend, the movie that has Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock made $43 million for a total gross of $147.6 million. Hugh Jackman’s alter ego movie, X-Men Originals: Wolverine, dropped to third position and made an estimated $14.8 million, bringing the film’s total gross to $151 million.
Could Angels & Demons succeeded The Da Vinci Code? We’ll see in the upcoming weeks…