Jul 26, 2016

    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

    on Sunday.

    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

    are women.

    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.