"Star Trek: Into Darkness" is returning to theaters for a double feature that includes the zombie epic "World War Z."
Facing little competition at the box office during the summer’s final weekend, Paramount Pictures is looking to capitalize on the appeal of two of its strongest films. The special showings, running Aug. 30 through Sept. 5, include both hits for the price of admission.
Several theater chains nationwide are set to participate, including AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Marcus Theatres and Regal Cinemas. The films will show in RealD 3-D and 2-D.
"Into Darkness," which originally opened in theaters May 16 and has earned more than $450 million worldwide, is the highest-grossing Star Trek film of all time. It centers on the crew of the USS Enterprise as they pursue an unstoppable force of destruction from within the Federation.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film is now available on various digital platforms for download, and will arrive in stores on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 10.
"World War Z," from director Marc Forster ("Quantum of Solace"), is actor Brad Pitt’s highest grossing worldwide release to date. The film has pulled in $198 million at the domestic box office and has topped $500 million worldwide. Damon Lindelof, who penned "Into Darkness" with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, contributed to the zombie apocalypse film's script.
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