"Angels & Demons" flew to the top spot at the box office, edging out "Star Trek" with $48 million in ticket sales.
The thriller, adapted from the Dan Brown novel and starring Tom Hanks as Harvard symbologist-turned-Vatican savior, fared less well than Hanks' "The Da Vinci Code," which took in $77.1 million its first weekend in 2006.
Still, even with less-than-stellar reviews, "Angels" toppled "Star Trek," which pulled in $43 million over its second weekend.
Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" locked in the No. 3 spot with $14.8 million in ticket sales.
"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" conjured up fourth place with a $6.9 million take. "Obsessed," remained a steady earner in fifth place with $4.6 million in sales.
"Angels & Demons" was the only new release, but the weekend remained robust for movies, which have been drawing recession-blind crowds and record-breaking profits that are 16% more than last year.http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2009/05/18/2009-05-18_demons_take_over_scaring_off_star_trek.html