"Star Trek Into Darkness" beams into theaters Thursday, May 16, facing very little competition.

The follow up to J.J. Abrams's 2009 "Star Trek" reboot catches back up with the USS Enterprise and its illustrious crew as they zoom off on another epic quest. This time around, Spock (Zachary Quinto), Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), and Sulu (John Cho) are summoned home, only to find Starfleet in ruins. The crew soon ventures into a war zone to find villain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) responsible for the devastation. The 3D spectacle lands in theaters Thursday, May 16, and also stars Alice Eve, Simon Pegg, and Karl Urban.

As we mentioned, "Into Darkness" holds somewhat of a monopoly over the box office this weekend. The sci-fi flick's only notable competition are two small limited releases, which happen to star some big-name actors. (Then there's always the previously released "Great Gatsby" and "Iron Man 3.")

The thriller "Black Rock" and drama/comedy "The English Teacher" both open in limited release on Friday, May 17.

"Black Rock" follows three childhood friends on a weekend getaway -- one they hope will help them reconnect. Their trip to an island off the coast of Maine takes a disastrous turn after they befriend three men they meet on the island. One wrong move turns the girls' vacation into a scene out of "The Most Dangerous Game," and they are forced to fight for survival. Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, and Katie Aselton star.

"The English Teacher" stars Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane, and Lily Collins. Moore plays a 40-year-old, single high-school english teacher whose life takes an unexpected turn when a former student, now in his 20s, comes back into her life.

What will you be seeing this weekend?
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