Star Trek: Into Darkness ramped up its global expansion, grossing $40-million across 40 territories this weekend to reach $80.5-million in overseas total, according to boxoffice.com.
by Kriss Perras Running Waters | "The film's global cume stands at $164.5-million with around half of the overseas marketplace still waiting for the film's release," reports the Box Office site.
The filmmakers should expect Oscar noms in several categories: Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Production Design, Art Direction, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume, Hair & Make-Up, Best Soundtrack and Best Film Editing.
The film is a visual masterpiece. Director J.J. Abrams' (Star Wars VII, Star Trek, Lost, Super 8, Mission Impossible III) vision of mise-en-scene--every person, place or thing in each shot--told a part of the story in the most excellent way: subtle. When Kirk, portrayed by Chris Pine, sits on the shuttle, with Spock, portrayed by Zachary Quinto, leaving an empty chair between them, this symbolizes the formerly best friends from a different timeline are still on a different path than their Prime timeline. Bones, portrayed by Karl Urban, then sits in the row behind them and in the seat behind the empty seat. He examines Kirk, telling him there is something wrong with him. The whole scene portrays the brokenness of the timeline in which they are now forced to live out due to Nero. Abrams is fine-tuning his skills in the Director's chair and is headed into the masters' hall of fame. The science fiction genre has one of those too. His occasional minimalist bent is the only element holding him from such acclaim. Read More