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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/ 8/2009

Box Office Poll: Just How Much Will 'Star Trek' Prosper?

By Michael Cavna

Chris Pine, left, and Zachary Quinto in a scene from J.J. Abrams's "Star Trek." (United States Entertainment)

The big question at the box office this weekend: Just how much will "Star Trek" prosper?

Most reviews of the franchise's 11th film have ranged from "good" to glowing. (In the latter category, you can include The Post's Ann Hornaday.) Even non-Trekkies are intrigued by this next generation. And there's not much blockbuster competition out there besides a second-week "Wolverine."

So just how much will the film make this weekend? Comic Riffs guesses it will sniff $100 mill -- at least coming darned close -- but there's only one thing we know for sure in this regard: There's one man not hurting for money in this box-office showdown. One man associated with both the "X-Men" and "Trek" franchise. That's right: Patrick "Xavier Picard" Stewart.

So: Just how much do YOU predict "Trek" will rake in?

By Michael Cavna  | May 8, 2009; 10:00 PM ET
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