“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.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” is like fan-boy fiction on a $185 million budget. It’s reverential, it’s faithful, it’s steeped in “Trek” mythology.
What: “Star Trek Into Darkness”
“Cloud Atlas,” starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant leads the offerings this week in DVD releases. If that’s not to your taste, there’s “Texas Chainsaw.” Dan Brown’s “Inferno” hits the bookshelves.
Gatsby looks almost as great as a superhero at the weekend box office. Leonard DiCaprio’s “The Great Gatsby” partied like it was the Roaring ‘20s with a $51.1 million debut that made it a surprisingly strong runner-up to comic-book blockbuster “Iron Man 3.”
After some exhilarating, genre-melting moments in director Baz Luhrmann’s wildly anachronistic take on “The Great Gatsby,” things settle down and more closely resemble F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of love and loss amid the opulence of the roaring ’20s.
What: “The Great Gatsby”
A look at some of the DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week:
Iron Man reigns as the standard-bearer of Hollywood superheroes with a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend for his latest sequel and an overseas haul of a half-billion dollars in less than two weeks.
Four decades after he first sent the fur flying with 1971’s “The Corpse Grinders,” Las Vegas-based cult auteur Ted V. Mikels is back with “The Corpse Grinders 3.”