Trekies Show Up in Force

By US Daily Review.

IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), and Skydance Productions announced that Paramount and J.J. Abrams ‘ Star Trek Into Darkness has grossed an estimated$13.6 million domestically for the weekend in 336 North American IMAX® 3D theatres. Of the film’s 20 highest-grossing domestic engagements since it debuted in North America on Wednesday, May 15, 17 of them featured an IMAX screen.  In addition, to date, the film has grossed approximately $20 million in IMAX theatres worldwide.

“IMAX is grateful to have a champion in J.J. Abrams , who’s maximized the potential of IMAX by leveraging our capture technology in the production and storytelling of Star Trek Into Darkness,” said Greg Foster , Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment. “With the film garnering an ‘A’ grade from CinemaScore and our indexing at significant levels, we look forward to what the next few weeks holds.  Once again, Bad Robot and Paramount have delivered an experience that connects with IMAX audiences everywhere.”

The IMAX release of Star Trek Into Darkness features approximately 30 minutes of footage filmed with the extremely high-resolution IMAX® cameras. These specific sequences expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX, delivering unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

About Star Trek Into Darkness
“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” follows the crew of The Enterprise as they are called back home to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization.  In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.  As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams .  Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.  Jeffrey Chernovand Skydance Productions’ David Ellison , Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.

You can learn more about Star Trek Into Darkness by visiting Paramount’s official site at http://www.startrekmovie.com/

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