Weekend Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Warps To Top Spot

HOLLYWOOD, July 25, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — “Star Trek Beyond” blasted “The Secret Life of Pets” from its No. 1 slot this weekend.

The third film in the J.J. Abrams reboot of the series took home a $59.6 million paycheck domestically. The sci-fi film starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana has a worldwide box office of $89.6 million.

“The Secret Life of Pets,” starring the vocal talents of Louis C.K., Lake Bell and Eric Stonestreet, dropped into second place with an estimated weekend tally of $29.3 million. The animated movie has earned $260.7 million domestically and a global total of $323.7 million worldwide in its three weeks in release.

In third place, it’s “Ghostbusters,” starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The remake of the 1984 film dropped 53.1 percent its second weekend out taking in an estimated $21.6 million for the weekend.

“Ghostbusters,” which early estimates show it is tied with “Lights Out,” carries a $144 million budget, and has grossed $86.8 million so far domestically and just over $120 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

Debuting in fourth place is the creepy “Lights Out,” starring Teresa Palmer. The horror film pulled in an estimated $21.6 million and is neck and neck with “Ghostbusters,” for a third place weekend toll, once the final numbers are released.

“Ice Age: Collision Course,” starring the voices of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Dennis Leary and John Leguizamo, opened in fifth place with a lackluster $21.0 million. The animated film received a 13 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 46 percent favorable rating from audiences.

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