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Star Trek

*** (3 STARS)

$75.2

million

$79.2 million

1 week

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 126 minutes

What it's about: A young Spock and Kirk join the Enterprise just when a Romulan warlord decides to settle scores with the Federation.

Our take: This franchise reboot arouses an instant affection; it recaptures the team spirit that made the series memorable.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

** 1/2 ( 2 1/2 STARS)

$26.4

million

$129 million

2 weeks

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 107 minutes

What it's about: How James Howlett became Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, above), the brother of Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth (Liev Schrieber).

Our take: It's like an improbable six-stage rocket that keeps firing according to plan but never achieves liftoff.

Ghost of Girlfriends Past

No stars

$10.2

million

$30 million

2 weeks

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 100 minutes

What it's about: Three spirits guide a glib lothario (Matthew McConaughey, above) through the worlds of girlfriends past, present and future so he can discover his true feelings.

Our take: It displays nary a wisp of life, let alone an afterlife.

Obsessed

** ( 2 STARS)

$6.5

million

$ 56.2 million

3 weeks

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 105 minutes

What it's about: A second-rate Fatal Attraction knockoff with more diverse casting.

Our take: Beyonce Knowles (above) literally and figuratively kicks butt, making up for some of the film's inherent predictability.

17 Again

* 1/2 ( 1 1/2 STARS)

$4.3

million

$53.9 million

4 weeks

Rated: PG-13

Running time: 102 minutes

What it's about: A disillusioned 30-something gets more than he bargained for when he wishes he were 17 again. With Zac Efron (above).

Our take: If you've seen Freaky Friday or It's a Wonderful Life, you've already seen 17 Again. Except you've seen it done better.

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