Star Trek Beyond Triples Grosses Of Its Fellow Releases, Box Office Reports

Hey Trekkies do you think Star Trek Beyond can hold up this next weekend and rake it in overseas?

Aside from the "Ghostbusters" reboot and the latest "Ice Age" entry, all Top 10 movies outgrossed expectations.

Yet even as Star Trek Beyond won the weekend, the result was less-than-ideal for Viacom's (VIAB) Paramount Studios, which has the thinnest film slates for this summer among Hollywood's largest six studios and is relying on the success of Beyond to sustain operations for the near term. For instance, Into Darkness opening at the start of the summer movie season could have meant people were more amped for it, as opposed to a late July release, when people are sort of worn out by all the sequels and blockbusters.

The latest edition of the Star Trek franchise opened with $59.6 million in ticket sales, more than double box office receipts for the weekend's second most-popular movie, "The Secret Life of Pets".

In fourth place was the low-budget horror film Lights Out with $21.6 million. Sure that was behind its predecessors, 2009's Star Trek and 2013'sStar Trek Into Darkness, but it was solid enough. The film has made $86.8 million thus far and while those might be okay numbers for a comedy, they are terrible for a film with such high expectations and huge production costs.

With the $4.9 million budget, the Lights Out flick marks another James Wan-affiliated movie that grossed more during the opening weekend than the cost to produce. Its lower global opening is partly due to the heatwave that is now ravaging much of the European markets it is showing in. Fox's animated "Ice Age: Collision Course" debuted with $21 mn.

'Ice Age: Collision Course, ' $21 mn ($30 mn international); 5. If the foreign returns remain strong, we're bound to see a sixth one of these.

Rounding out the top 10 were the animated comedy "Finding Dory" (7.2 million dollars), "The Legend Of Tarzan" (6.4 million), "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" (4.4 million), "Kabali" (4.1 million), and "Hillary's America: The Secret History Of the Democratic Party" (3.7 million).

Fox Searchlight's Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, based on the hit British TV series, took in $1.9-M from 313 theaters.

Related:

  • Cruz Says He Won't Be A 'Servile Puppy Dog' To Trump Campaign

    Cruz Says He Won't Be A 'Servile Puppy Dog' To Trump Campaign

    The Democrats' lone Hispanic senator is Sen. "I hope that he will endorse not only Donald Trump but the entire Republican ticket". She noted that although "things were said about his father and wife, he was in a campaign and that's what campaign's are about".
    Bayern Munich ace Ribery takes swipe at Man City boss Guardiola

    Bayern Munich ace Ribery takes swipe at Man City boss Guardiola

    And there are three tough tests that await. "It's something special, so it's good for me to come back and to play a short time ". The Italian was a part of four of Milan's seven European Cup triumphs, two as a player and two as a coach.
    Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash

    Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash

    It's "extremely crucial to their success", Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at Edmunds .com, said of the factory. It's already semi-operational with 1,000 construction workers toiling away seven days a week in two shifts.
  • Oil down 3% after surprise United States  crude, gasoline builds

    Oil down 3% after surprise United States crude, gasoline builds

    US gasoline supplies declined by 423,000 barrels last week, the API reported, according to a person familiar with the numbers. Here is a look at how share prices for two blue-chip stocks and two exchange traded funds reacted to this latest report.
    Australia inflation at 17-year low, opens door to rate cut

    Australia inflation at 17-year low, opens door to rate cut

    It predicted the economy probably cooled last quarter, momentum in the jobs market has eased and inflation is set to remain weak. Non-tradables inflation recorded its fourth consecutive 0.4 percent q/q rise, but continues to decelerate in year-on-year terms.
    Cowboys' Gregory facing longer suspension over new violation

    Cowboys' Gregory facing longer suspension over new violation

    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport adds that there are legitimate concerns whether or not Gregory will ever play a snap in the NFL again. At last year's NFL scouting combine, Gregory tested positive for marijuana, which put him in the league's drug program.
  • Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained

    Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained

    London-based rights group Amnesty International said that they represented a "draconian clampdown on freedom of expression". Critics of Erdogan worry that he is using the failed coup and broad emergency powers to crack down on all opposition.
    Body cam video of Marcus Vick arrest in Newport News released

    Body cam video of Marcus Vick arrest in Newport News released

    "Cam couldn't beat you in the 40?" the reporter asked, according to The Charlotte Observer . "It wasn't the prettiest situation". Indeed the bodycam clip allegedly showed Vick putting plenty of distance between himself and the pursuing police.
    The Impossible Burger Might Actually Change the World

    The Impossible Burger Might Actually Change the World

    According to Brown, the recipe and its team of 80 scientists costs close to $80 million, but it could be worth every penny. The patty has that textbook savory beefiness in both taste and texture. "I just had to have it [on the menu]", Chang said.
  • MS Word Gets New Research, Editor and Style Features

    MS Word Gets New Research, Editor and Style Features

    PowerPoint Zoom: Microsoft is adding Zoom to PowerPoint, which allows you to create an interactive summary index slide. Their name will automatically be highlighted in the email and their email address automatically added to the To: line.
    Iowa delegates headed to Republican National Convention

    Iowa delegates headed to Republican National Convention

    Notable figures like Trey Gowdy, Sarah Palin and Marco Rubio will all be absent when the convention kicks off on July 18. Trump had narrow leads in Florida and Pennsylvania, states where Clinton led in a Quinnipiac poll conducted in June.
    Assange Timed Email Leaks to Hurt Clinton Campaign — NY Times

    Assange Timed Email Leaks to Hurt Clinton Campaign — NY Times

    Assange has for some time been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid prosecution in Sweden on sexual assault charges.

Comments