Star Trek Beyond won the box office weekend, but it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The third film in the rebooted franchise beamed up an estimated $59.6 million, which isn’t too shabby but falls behind the openings of Star Trek Into Darkness ($70.1 million) and Star Trek ($75.2 million). The film has earned strong reviews and could benefit from word of mouth, but it faces considerable competition in the weeks to come in the form of Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad, so international box office will be key.
Ice Age: Collision Course, meanwhile, completely bombed with $21 million, which is by far the lowest opening for the animated franchise to date. It’s a 55% drop from the previous installment, Ice Age: Continental Drift ($46.6 million), and the lowest opening from an animated studio tentpole in a decade. It’s faring far better overseas with $127 million in its pocked before its domestic release, but in North America at least, this franchise is dead and buried.
In other animation news, Finding Dory racked up over $7 million in its sixth weekend and is now the ninth highest grossing film of all time domestically, knocking The Dark Knight Rises out of the Top 10. Its domestic total is now $460.2 million with a worldwide cumulative of $781.7 million. The Secret Life of Pets, meanwhile, came in second overall in its third weekend with an estimated $29.3 million, bringing its worldwide total to $323.7 million.
Ghostbusters came in third place for the weekend with $21.6 million, dropping a not inconsiderable 53% to bring its worldwide total to $104.9 million after two weekends. But hot on Ghostbusters’ heels was Warner Bros.’ low-budget horror pic Lights Out, which earned $21.6 million as well against a budget of just under $5 million, making nit a bona fide success.
Check out the full Top 10 below.
|1.||Star Trek Beyond||$59,600,000||$59,600,000|
|2.||The Secret Life of Pets||$29,330,000||$260,708,745|
|5.||Ice Age: Collision Course||$21,000,000||$21,000,000|
|7.||The Legend of Tarzan||$6,430,000||$115,824,084|
|8.||Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates||$4,400,000||$40,357,747|
|9.||Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party||$3,700,000||$3,791,524|