Angels And Demons Overtakes Star Trek For Top Box Office Spot

Tom HanksAngels And Demons, a thriller based on Dan Brown‘s novel, had a $152 million opening weekend worldwide, and the film’s domestic $48 million take beat out incumbent Star Trek‘s $42 million second week.

The film garnered some poor reviews from critics, but that didn’t seem to impact its financial success. Starring Tom Hanks as a Harvard academic-turned-Vatican savior, the Catholic church thriller fell short of matching the domestic $77 million opening its predecessor, The Da Vinci Code, took in during its 2006 opening weekend. discusses plot holes and continuity mistakes from Angels and Demons

Despite the sluggish economy, the weekend box office was up a robust 16 percent from this time a year ago, on the heels of a blockbuster-packed summer slate. Rounding out the top five were X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($14.8 million), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ($6.9 million) and Obsessed ($4.6 million).

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