'Nemesis' Takes $3.2 Million In The UKBy Caillan
January 6, 2003 - 10:59 PM
'Star Trek Nemesis' has opened strongly at the British box office, taking more than $3.2 million on its opening weekend.
Variety reported the film was a "solid second" to the fantasy epic 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,' which led the pack.
1998's 'Star Trek Insurrection' took $6.2 million in its first week in the United Kingdom, before grossing a total of $12.5 million. 1996's 'Star Trek: First Contact' had a slightly weaker opening than 'Insurrection,' taking $5.7 in its first week, but went on to gross $15.4 million at the British box office.
Across the Atlantic, 'Nemesis' managed $2.5 million on its fourth weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. Now showing at 2,423 theatres compared to its opening count of 2,711, the film ranked 14th at the domestic box office. Trek X has now grossed a total of $39.691 million, still $20 million shy of its estimated production budget of $60 million.
While 'Nemesis' has dropped considerably in the rankings, its opening weekend contenders are still going strong. 'Maid In Manhattan,' which pipped Trek to the number one spot, was number four with $8.6 million, while 'Drumline' was eighth with $5.3 million. There are no prizes for guessing that 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' held on to first place, grossing $25 million over the weekend.