Star Trek Beyond Wins International Box Office

For the second straight weekend, Paramount's Star Trek Beyond won the international box office, [...]

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For the second straight weekend, Paramount's Star Trek Beyond won the international box office, pulling in a modest $16.6M and pushing its foreign total to $161.5M, which is $5M more than its domestic total.

Last weekend's victory was due in large part to a $31M opening in China, and this weekend, the 13th film in the Star Trek franchise added another $11.3M from the Middle Kingdom.

Additionally, Star Trek Beyond debuted at No. 1 in Mexico with $1.5M, which is a 20% drop from Star Trek Into Darkness' opening. In Panama, it took first with $530K from 100 cinemas. In Peru, it opened with $248K, coming in second. In Brazil, the $1M it pulled in from 506 locations was good enough for first. And over in Argentina, the film nabbed $205K at 130 sites.

Meanwhile, the South Korean film Mil-jeong took second-place at the international box office, scooping up $16 million in its home country, and third-place went to Illumination-Universal's The Secret Life of Pets, which grabbed $15.1 million from 56 territories.

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 is now playing!