Star Trek warps into No. 1 spot
STAR Trek Beyond boldly went to the top of the box office in its weekend debut, sending The Secret Life Of Pets to the doghouse
in the No. 2 spot.
Paramount's Star Trek Beyond, the latest instalment in the 50-year-old franchise, beamed up US$59.6 million (S$81 million) in gross receipts, reported industry tracker Exhibitor Relations
In the epic science-fiction adventure directed by
Justin Lin, the crew of the USS Enterprise crash-land
on a hostile planet and
must find a way to escape from the villain Krall.
That knocked off The Secret Life Of Pets from two weeks
in the top spot.
Pets, which racked up
an impressive US$104.4 million in its debut weekend, took in US$29.3 million.
Lights Out debuted in
third place, tying with Ghostbusters in its second week, with both taking in US$21.6 million.
Lights Out, a horror movie about a creature that attacks only in the dark, is directed
by David Sandberg.
Ghostbusters is a resurrection of the 1984 hit film but this time the leads
In fifth place was
Ice Age: Collision Course
with a US$21 million
take in its debut.
The 3-D animated film features animals trying to
fend off a meteor strike
that would destroy the world.