PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Although the first Star Trek film to pass the $100 million mark outside the U.S., the film continued the franchise's tradition of only earning a third of its worldwide total gross outside the U.S. By contrast, the average blockbuster makes around two-thirds of its total gross outside the U.S. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016) broke with this tradition, earning most of their incomes outside the U.S.
U.S.S. Kelvin, go for Starfleet Base.
Kelvin Crew Member: Starfleet Base, we've sent you a transmission. Did you receive?
Starfleet Base: Kelvin, have you double-checked those readings?
Kelvin Crew Member: Our gravitational sensors are going crazy here. You should see this. It looks like a lightning storm.
Starfleet Base: ...
After the Narada comes through the black hole the next shot shows the bridge of the Kelvin and the red alert klaxon is playing. Next, the helmsman says "I have a reading, they've locked weapons on us." The captain then announces red alert even though the klaxon is already playing.
The first part of the closing credits is styled after the opening credits of Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), where the starship Enterprise blasts off into space as a monologue describes its mission, and then the cast names appear as the famous "Star Trek" theme music plays.
$75,204,289 10 May 2009