Monday Morning Box Office Report: Star Trek Beyond Prospers

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It was a successful mission for Justin Lin over the weekend as Star Trek Beyond beamed up $59.6 million, easily topping the box office. While that is a solid debut, it is $10 million less than Star Trek Into Darkness made back in 2013 and $15 million less than the 2009 reboot. That would seem to indicate a downward trend for the Star Trek franchise domestically and the international numbers will once again be an important factor when it comes to the future of the series. Elsewhere The Secret Life of Pets fell to second place while the new horror film Lights Out tied with Ghostbusters in third place with an impressive $21.6 million. Ice Age: Collision Course rounded out the top 5 with a disappointing $21 million, by far the lowest start for any Ice Age film to date. The documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party also managed to crack the top 10, taking in $3.7 million on approximately 1200 screens.

1. Star Trek Beyond — $59.6M
2. The Secret Life of Pets — $29.3M
3. Ghostbusters — $21.6M
4. Lights Out — $21.6M
5. Ice Age: Collision Course — $21.0M
6. Finding Dory — $7.2M
7. The Legend of Tarzan — $6.4M
8. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates — $4.4M
9. Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party — $3.7M
10. The Infiltrator — $3.3M

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  • Colin

    Bad marketing coupled with a by-the-numbers plot… surprised it hit the number it did, actually.

  • 1138sw

    Wow that’s somewhat lower than I expected for the third installment…but yeah Star Trek has really become nothing more than an action pic adventure which isn’t a bad thing but certainly with nothing substantial at it’s core the series was eventually set to fade away eventually anyway.

  • LordAwesome

    Actuals are in and GHOSTKILLERS dropped to 5th.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

  • Colin

    It’ll be lucky to make back its production budget.

  • Reed Farrington

    So you don’t think positive critical reaction would have much influence on opening weekend numbers?