“Star Trek Beyond” rules the North American box office with $59.6 million on its opening weekend. Gavino Garay reports.
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It’s a winning weekend for “Star Trek Beyond” with a $59.6 million finish.
The film starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reunites the Enterprise crew as they encounter an alien warrior race.
It’s the franchise’s thirteenth “Star Trek” film and is faring well with movie-goers and critics, earning an 84% thumbs up on Rotten Tomatoes.
Finishing second in North American theaters was “The Secret Life of Pets,” a film popular with kids and adults about what dogs do while their owners are at work.
The holdover from previous weeks brought home $29.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates.
Coming in third in the weekend’s wide-ranging movie themes was a tie between horror film “Lights Out”, and the reinvention of a classic with “Ghostbusters.”
Both earned $21.6 million.
The latest “Ice Age” installment came in fourth and features quite an array of vocal talents.
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Jennifer Lopez band together in “Ice Age: Collision Course.”