|Dec 7, 1979||Star Trek: The Motion Picture||$35,000,000||$11,926,421||$82,258,456||$139,000,000|
|Jun 4, 1982||Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan||$12,000,000||$14,347,221||$78,912,963||$95,800,000|
|Jun 1, 1984||Star Trek III: The Search for Spock||$18,000,000||$16,673,229||$76,471,046||$87,000,000|
|Nov 26, 1986||Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||$24,000,000||$16,881,888||$109,713,132||$133,000,000|
|Jun 9, 1989||Star Trek V: The Final Frontier||$30,000,000||$17,375,648||$52,210,049||$70,200,000|
|Dec 6, 1991||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||$27,000,000||$18,162,837||$74,888,996||$96,900,000|
|Nov 18, 1994||Star Trek: Generations||$38,000,000||$23,116,394||$75,671,262||$120,000,000|
|Nov 22, 1996||Star Trek: First Contact||$46,000,000||$30,716,131||$92,027,888||$150,000,000|
|Dec 11, 1998||Star Trek: Insurrection||$70,000,000||$22,052,836||$70,187,658||$117,800,000|
|Dec 13, 2002||Star Trek: Nemesis||$60,000,000||$18,513,305||$43,254,409||$67,312,826|
|May 8, 2009||Star Trek||$140,000,000||$79,204,289||$257,730,019||$385,680,446|
|May 15, 2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||$190,000,000||$70,165,559||$228,778,661||$467,381,584||Play|
|Jul 22, 2016||Star Trek Beyond||$150,000,000||$0||$0||Play|
Box Office History for Star Trek Movies
|Nov 17, 2009||Star Trek||$115,176,648||$82,892,737||$198,069,385|
|Sep 10, 2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||$26,974,483||$56,869,798||$83,844,281|
June 14th, 2016
It is a much slower week than it was last time. In fact, the only two reviews this week were for releases that came out last week. That doesn't mean we don't have any good releases and there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Of these, Hello, My Name is Doris is the one I'm most interested in buying and the Blu-ray, while not loaded with extras, is the Pick of the Week. I'm also giving an honorary Puck of the Week to Dark Matter: Season 1, which is a Canadian Sci-fi series.
(On a side note, Amazon's list of new releases is a mess with a bunch of Game of Thrones and Star Trek titles, most of which don't even have images. This made sorting through the new releases a lot harder.)
June 12th, 2016
I've never done a full featured review of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, although I have reviewed it as part of a couple of box sets in the past. It is widely considered the best film in the franchise and I absolutely agree with that assessment. Last week, the Director's Cut came out on Blu-ray for the first time individually. I assume most fans of the franchise already own this film on DVD, and Blu-ray, and if they are like me, on VHS as well. So the question isn't, "Is this a movie worth owning." It's, "Is it worth buying for the fifth or sixth time?"
June 8th, 2016
The list of new home market releases isn't particularly long, but it includes Zootopia the best movie of the year, so it feels like an amazing week. It isn't the only contender for Pick of the Week this week, as Anomalisa, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut, and others are also worth considering. The Martian: Extended Edition is also a must have, if you don't own it yet.
February 8th, 2016
It's a strange week on the home market, as we have a monster release coming out, Spectre. There are also four or so releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. But after that, there's a huge drop in quality and we quickly reach releases that are not even worthy of being fillers. Of the contenders, Grandma is the Pick of the Week and it is certainly worth picking up on Blu-ray.
December 13th, 2014
The third installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide involves limited releases, including foreign films and documentaries; classics hitting DVD or Blu-ray for the first time; and of course Canadian films. There were better choices for the limited releases than there were for big releases and TV on DVD releases, which is good news, because this Holiday Gift Guide feels that it ahs been lackluster so far. There have been many great limited releases to come out this year, including several foreign-language films to find some measure of mainstream success. On the downside, every year a lot of these movies hit theaters in the fall, so they won't hit the home market for months. That said, there are still some real highlights among the limited releases, classics, and Canadian films. In fact, we start off with the highest of the highlights for the entire year.
September 9th, 2014
The Christmas shopping season has begun in full force. Even if Captain America: The Winter Soldier were the only new release this week, it would be a great release, as the Combo Packs are clearly pick of the week contenders. It's not the only Pick of the Week contender. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 is also a prime contender, although I'm still waiting for the screener for that release. At the moment, I'm giving the win to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but when I get a chance to review the screener, that might change.
September 7th, 2014
Star Trek fans are never at a loss for things to buy. The studio seems to know the fans will buy everything they put out, so they put out a lot of otherwise questionable releases. Is this one of those questionable releases? Or is there real value here?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
October 23rd, 2013
New releases were more prevalent on the August 4th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart than they were on the DVD sales chart. G.I. Joe: Retaliation again led the way with 585,000 units / $11.67 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 52%. Granted, this is a near perfect film for Blu-ray (visually intensive action film aimed at a Fanboy audience) but this is still an impressive result.
September 10th, 2013
The home market is looking to be a whole lot brighter this week with Star Trek into Darkness leading the way. It's not the only first-run release to come out this week, but it is by far the biggest. On the other hand, there are tons of TV on DVD releases, tons and tons of them. This includes Homeland: Season Two, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. However, the screener is on its way, so I'm going to hold off on that declaration. Instead, that honor goes to Castle: Season Five. Meanwhile, War Witch's DVD release earns the Puck of the Week for the best Canadian release.
September 9th, 2013
Star Trek: The Original Series began nearly 50 years ago and created a TV and movie franchise that is still going on. The franchise has had its share of low points, but the 2009 reboot, Star Trek, revitalized the franchise at the box office. Star Trek into Darkness did even better at the box office. But did it deserve this box office success? Does it live up to franchise as a whole?
August 15th, 2013
We are entering the beginning of TV on DVD season on the home market. As the fall schedule ramps up, more and more TV on DVD releases will come out. This week we have Once Upon A Time: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as Girls: The Complete Second Season, also on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Both are worth checking out, but I'm waiting for the screeners for both, so I don't want to award either the Pick of the Week. Instead, I'm giving that honor to The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. Meanwhile, What Maisie Knew on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is a close second.
July 8th, 2013
It is a very busy week on the home market with four wide releases, five if you count Spring Breakers, which expanded semi-wide during its second weekend of release. None of these films were big hits at the box office. In fact, the five of them combined made $122 million. Additionally, only one of them earned good reviews. Fortunately, not only did Spring Breakers earn good reviews, its DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are loaded, enough to be a contender for Pick of the Week. The other main contender is The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the screener for both of those releases, and I hate handing out the Pick of the Week when the screener is on its way. Because of that, I'm going with a late review, Wilfred: Season Two on DVD or Blu-ray.
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
April 30th, 2013
Like I mentioned last week, this week the biggest release on the home market is Silver Linings Playbook, while there are a couple other sizable releases, like Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three on Blu-ray. However, you quickly run into filler as you look down the list. Fortunately, Silver Linings Playbook is such a great movie that the Blu-ray Combo Pack would be Pick of the Week material, even during a busy week. It is not the only contender for that title. Even sight unseen, Kyatto-Ninden Teyandee Complete Series Megaset comes a close second, while Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three earned that title last week.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|William Shatner||7||Admiral James T. Kirk||$741,900,000||$1,927,562,312||38.5%|
|Leonard Nimoy||7||Captain Spock||$1,007,580,446||$2,429,860,837||41.5%|
|James Doohan||7||Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott||$741,900,000||$769,879,399||96.4%|
|Walter Koenig||7||Commander Pavel Chekov||$741,900,000||$741,951,481||100.0%|
|DeForest Kelley||6||Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy||$621,900,000||$644,525,000||96.5%|
|George Takei||6||Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu||$621,900,000||$1,376,782,260||45.2%|
|Nichelle Nichols||6||Commander Nyota Uhura||$621,900,000||$836,963,980||74.3%|
|Michael Dorn||5||Lt. Cmdr. Worf||$552,012,826||$1,294,552,524||42.6%|
|Brent Spiner||4||Lt. Commander Data||$455,112,826||$2,187,199,883||20.8%|
|Patrick Stewart||4||Capt. Jean-Luc Picard||$455,112,826||$5,476,366,499||8.3%|
|Jonathan Frakes||4||Cmdr. William T. Riker||$455,112,826||$466,172,639||97.6%|
|LeVar Burton||4||Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge||$455,112,826||$576,344,592||79.0%|
|Grace Lee Whitney||4||Commander Janice Rand||$455,900,000||$506,146,588||90.1%|
|Gates McFadden||4||Dr. Beverly Crusher||$455,112,826||$717,457,750||63.4%|
|Marina Sirtis||4||Counselor Deanna Troi||$455,112,826||$471,229,704||96.6%|
|Chris Pine||3||James Tiberius Kirk||$853,062,030||$2,217,348,143||38.5%|
|John Cho||3||Hikaru Sulu||$853,062,030||$2,926,809,272||29.1%|
|Karl Urban||3||Leonard "Bones" McCoy||$853,062,030||$4,033,108,819||21.2%|
|Bruce Greenwood||2||Christopher Pike||$853,062,030||$3,237,786,584||26.3%|
|David Warner||2||St. John Talbot||$167,100,000||$3,233,394,158||5.2%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Jerry Goldsmith||4||Composer (4)||$394,312,826||$6,477,837,727||6.1%|
|Gene Roddenberry||2||Story Creator (2)||$853,062,030||$853,062,030||100.0%|
|Dan Mindel||2||Cinematographer (2)||$853,062,030||$4,533,942,110||18.8%|
|Scott Chambliss||2||Production Designer (2)||$853,062,030||$1,923,770,676||44.3%|
|Maryann Brandon||2||Editor (2)||$853,062,030||$4,761,521,850||17.9%|
|Mary Jo Markey||2||Editor (2)||$853,062,030||$3,600,267,651||23.7%|
|Michael Giacchino||2||Composer (2)||$853,062,030||$10,140,590,825||8.4%|
|Tommy Gormley||2||First Assistant Director (2)||$853,062,030||$6,957,785,546||12.3%|
Second Unit Director (2)
Visual Effects Supervisor (2)
|Jonathan Frakes||2||Director (2)||$267,800,000||$334,820,272||80.0%|
|Leonard Nimoy||2||Director (2)||$220,000,000||$396,622,967||55.5%|
|James Horner||2||Composer (2)||$182,800,000||$13,653,099,953||1.3%|