Star Trek Beyond Wins Weekend Box Office

Of all thirteen Star Trek films, the three J.J. Abrams-produced reboots (a.k.a. the Kelvin [...]

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Of all thirteen Star Trek films, the three J.J. Abrams-produced reboots (a.k.a. the Kelvin Timeline) have had the three best openings; however, Star Trek Beyond's $59.6 million is the worst of the three. 2009's Star Trek opened with $75.2 million, and Star Trek Into Darkness opened with $70.1 million in 2013.

Even though it is a less than ideal opening, especially since the film received a splendid 84% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a solid A- CinemaScore from moviegoers, Star Trek Beyond easily won the weekend.

It knocked The Secret Life of Pets off its throne, which occupied the top-spot for two weekends in a row. The Secret Life of Pets finished in second-place with $29.3 million, dropping 42% from last weekend.

Meanwhile, Ghostbusters pulled in $21.6 million, tying the James Wan-produced horror film Lights Out for third-place. Paul Feig's female-driven reboot dropped a respectable 53% from its debut weekend.

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!