Star Trek Into Darkness is a hit movie — it's just not enough of a hit for Paramount. What does this mean for the future of Trek?
In its second weekend, Star Trek Into Darkness dropped 46.9 percent, slightly more than the first J.J. Abrams Trek movie in 2009. Most box office experts now expect the second rebooted Trek film to fall slightly short of the $255 million that Trek09 made domestically. And yes, STID is performing better overseas, thanks to a huge campaign, but not enough — and studios still care about domestic gross a lot, for reasons that are too complicated to go into here.