"Star Trek" has gone to warp speed at the box office with $31 million in domestic ticket sales after just over a day in theaters.
Distributor Paramount said "Star Trek" took in $24 million Friday, plus $7 million during preview screenings Thursday night.
Paramount estimates that by the end of the weekend the movie will be near or over $70 million in ticket sales.
That puts the movie light years ahead of the previous 10 "Trek" movies.
The best opening weekend ever for the franchise was $30.7 million for 1996's "Star Trek: First Contact." According to inflation-adjusted numbers compiled by Hollywood.com, that translates to $51.2 million in today's dollars.http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BOX_OFFICE_STAR_TREK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-05-09-15-34-31