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‘Star Trek’ Tops Box Office

Director J.J. Abrams has boldly taken one aging franchise where few thought it would go again. The long-anticipated Star Trek reboot took in a better-than-expected $72.5 million during its long debut weekend. The film—whose stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine made surprise appearances on Saturday Night Live last night—had a head start in theaters with its Thursday night opening. Hugh Jackman’s critically-maligned Wolverine came in at No. 2 for the weekend with $27 million, a sharp drop from last week’s take of $85 million.