LOS ANGELES - "Star Trek: Into Darkness" warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations - in fact, falling short of its predecessor, 2009's "Star Trek," which opened with $75.2 million.

The "Star Trek" sequel bumped "Iron Man 3" down to second-place after two weekends on top. Robert Downey Jr.'s superhero saga took in $35.2 million domestically and $40.2 million overseas to shoot its worldwide total to nearly $1.1 billion.

- Associated Press