Star Trek Beyond has blasted to the top of the North American box office with a healthy $59.6 million (£45.3 million) debut.
“Star Trek Beyond” is the third film in the rebooted franchise that kicked off with J.J. Abrams” “Star Trek.’ This latest film opened mn behind that 2009 release, but experts say the returns are still promising for Paramount.
The animated comedy “The Secret Life Of Pets” took second place with $29.3 million in its third weekend of release.
New Line and Warner Bros.’ supernatural horror film Lights Out, which cost under $5-M to make, tied with Ghostbusters for # 3 with a better-than-expected $21.6-M from 2,818 theaters.
The quality of effects seemed admittedly beneath what we’d expect from a final product, but TrekMovie had a chance to speak with executive producer Heather Kadin a bit on the design after Fuller previewed the clip in the Star Trek 50th anniversary panel.
In May 2013, Star Trek Into Darkness earned $70.2 million during its premiere.
The latest chapter in the “Star Trek” saga performed respectably, but its opening was down from the two previous films in the series. Given the film’s $105 million production budget, the animated sequel is on a collision course of its own.
Also entering the charts this weekend past is Dinesh D’Souza’s political documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, which upped its initial very limited release window from just 2 theatres to 1,216. The makers of the film had presented the film on the big screens in a good and proper way and it is one of the reason that people are attracting towards the film in a large number.
While its predecessor, 2009’s “Dawn of the Dinosaur”, picked up 77.8 per cent of its 886.7 million dollars worldwide haul in foreign markets.
“Ice Age: Collision Course” has taken in $178 million in overseas box office, with some major box-office territories like China still to come.
I made a decision to take a break from my day job as a print journalist to spend two years here to help someone I care about deeply get through medical school. The opening weekend for “Star Trek Beyond” is still seen as a positive development, however.