Star Trek: Into Darkness, featuring Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, and one of the many faces of Karl Urban, debuted at the top of the box-office this weekend. It made a lot of money, but not enough money to make headlines. Its $80 million over its first four days was good, but even with higher ticket prices and an extra day, not as much as what J.J. Abrams first Star Trek opened with. On the other hand, with international grosses, the film is already over $160 million, so it’s going to do just fine. Another sequel is all but inevitable.
Meanwhile, The Great Gatsby ($23 million/$90 million cumulative) and Iron Man III ($35 million, $337 million cumulative) continue to perform well, especially where you factor in International grosses, where Iron Man III has already crossed the $1 billion mark. Nothing else is really even a box-office factor.
But back to Star Trek and its Captain Kirk, Chris Pine. In addition to being the son of actor Robert Pine, Chris has been around for about a decade now, and a look back at his earlier work suggests that his previous movie and television appearances did not come with a hairdresser.
His television debut, on “E.R.”
On “C.S.I. Miami”
On The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
On “Six Feet Under”
Just My Luck, a Reverse Pygmaillion starring Lindsay Lohan
On Surrender, Dorothy where he played Tom Everett Scott’s Gay Lover