Star Trek Beyond Projected For Up To $60 Million Opening


2009's Star Trek and 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness opened with $75.2 million and $70.2 million, respectively. For Star Trek Beyond, which opens a week after the Ghostbusters reboot, box analysts are predicting that it'll open somewhere in the $48 million-$60 million range. It's a disappointing figure compare to the first two films in J.J. Abrams's rebooted Star Trek universe (a.k.a. The Kelvin Timeline), but it would still rank third-best in the Star Trek film franchise.

Keep in mind, that's an early forecast. Paramount Pictures hasn't unleashed its full-marketing campaign yet. Plus, a few days before it opens, Star Trek Beyond will have a fan premiere at San Diego Comic Con (Wednesday, July 20). If it goes well, that should generate some solid word-of-mouth.

(via Deadline)

After stopping off at Starbase Earhart, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by a powerful, unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on a unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a well-earned hatred of the Federation and what it stands for.

Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew.

From Paramount Pictures and Skydance, Star Trek Beyond is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, and Justin Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung.

Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters and IMAX beginning July 22.