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07.24.2016

Star Trek Beyond warps into first!

Audiences wanted to take another journey with the crew of the Enterprise this weekend as STAR TREK BEYOND beamed to the top of the box office with an estimated $59.6 million!

The third entry in the rebooted Trek timeline had FAST & FURIOUS filmmaker Justin Lin taking command of the bridge from J.J. Abrams. But despite the fresh direction (and release during the 50th anniversary of the property), BEYOND still had the lowest debut in the new series behind STAR TREK's $75 million start in 2009 and the $70.1 million opening of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS in 2013.

STAR TREK BEYOND, which cost a reported $185 million (nearly the production budget of INTO DARKNESS), also made an additional $30 million from overseas before it ventures further into international territories over the next month or so. Most critics were happy to be aboard with Kirk and company once more, giving it an 84% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

After two weekends on top, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS stepped down to second with $29.3 million. With a domestic total of $260.7 million, the animated animals are the summer's third highest-grossing release behind FINDING DORY ($460 million) and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR ($406 million).

Director Paul Feig's reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS dropped to third with $21.6 million, losing 53% from its opening last weekend for a 10-day domestic total of $86.8 million. The PG-13 comedy has also made $36 million overseas for a worldwide total of $122.8 million (on a reported $144 million cost).

The new horror movie LIGHTS OUT opened in fourth place with $21.6 million, already grossing more than four times its reported $5 million price tag. The creepy PG-13 nightmare fuel (produced by professional frightener James Wan) didn't scare away critics, who gave it 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE trundled into fifth place with an opening of $21 million, less than half the $46.6 million start of the previous episode ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT in 2012.

Although its domestic footprint may be minimal, the fifth adventure of animated prehistoric beasts (who started in 2002) has already made $200 million worldwide, which is where the series has generally done the majority of its business (CONTINENTAL DRIFT made $715 million from international territories).

On the bottom half of the chart, Pixar's FINDING DORY (now the ninth highest-grossing release in domestic history) managed to tread water in sixth to stay above THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, which slumped from third place down to seventh even as it reached $261 million worldwide.

The R-rated comedy MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES was in eighth with $4.4 million, and Dinesh D'Souza's latest political documentary/propaganda HILLARY'S AMERICA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY placed in ninth with $3.7 million after spreading from limited release to 1200 screens. The Bryan Cranston thriller THE INFILTRATOR closed out the list.

Outside the chart, we said goodbye to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE and THE BFG. In limited release, Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY expanded to 50 locations for a new $1.3 million domestic total.

Next weekend brings back Matt Damon as rogue espionage agent JASON BOURNE, while ladies engage in R-rated behavior for the comedy BAD MOMS and Dave Franco and Emma Roberts play a game in the thriller NERVE (on Wednesday).

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Star Trek Beyond $59.6 M
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2. The Secret Life of Pets $29.3 M $260.7 M
3. Ghostbusters $21.6 M $86.8 M
4. Lights Out $21.6 M
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5. Ice Age: Collision Course $21 M
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6. Finding Dory $7.2 M $460.1 M
7. The Legend of Tarzan $6.4 M $115.8 M
8. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates $4.4 M $40.3 M
9. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party $3.7 M $3.7 M
10. The Infiltrator $3.2 M $12.2 M

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8:54PM on 07/25/2016
Solid for Star Trek, great for Lights, Ice Age ran it's course. Ghostfloppers dropped to #5. LOL
Solid for Star Trek, great for Lights, Ice Age ran it's course. Ghostfloppers dropped to #5. LOL
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4:16PM on 07/25/2016

I feel bad for ghostabusters

NOT! Re-reboot time.
On a side note, Star trek beyond was a very solid continuation. Did not think Justin Lin could pull it off. The movie is very unjustinlinlike , except for the mid air rescue scene.

Do have a question, how did krall get so many ships and crew in his possession.
NOT! Re-reboot time.
On a side note, Star trek beyond was a very solid continuation. Did not think Justin Lin could pull it off. The movie is very unjustinlinlike , except for the mid air rescue scene.

Do have a question, how did krall get so many ships and crew in his possession.
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2:24PM on 07/25/2016
Really liked Star Trek Beyond and the new franchise in general, so I hope with all the good word-of-mouth it'll show some legs.
Really liked Star Trek Beyond and the new franchise in general, so I hope with all the good word-of-mouth it'll show some legs.
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3:41PM on 07/24/2016
Watched Lights Out, want money back...
Watched Lights Out, want money back...
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3:07PM on 07/24/2016
I guess you can kiss goodbye any plans for the ghostbusters sequel. Including marketing, it cost over 200 million. The studio will take a huge hit from this disaster.
I guess you can kiss goodbye any plans for the ghostbusters sequel. Including marketing, it cost over 200 million. The studio will take a huge hit from this disaster.
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7:16PM on 07/24/2016
The studio has already announced a sequel. You have to remember that this movie has a lot of merchandise out too that they are selling. It isn't just about the box office.
The studio has already announced a sequel. You have to remember that this movie has a lot of merchandise out too that they are selling. It isn't just about the box office.
7:30PM on 07/24/2016
Just like when the Studio had already announced a sequel for Fantastic Four and when Terminator Genisys had a trilogy planned.
Just like when the Studio had already announced a sequel for Fantastic Four and when Terminator Genisys had a trilogy planned.
7:36PM on 07/24/2016
@shoe you mean the toys that were put in the discount section BEFORE the movie was released? I doubt they're making tons of cash from the merchandise. The sequel will be canned. Bet on it.
@shoe you mean the toys that were put in the discount section BEFORE the movie was released? I doubt they're making tons of cash from the merchandise. The sequel will be canned. Bet on it.
7:51PM on 07/24/2016
You have to remember that movies are not making money like these used to in the states, most money comes from overseas. Terminator Genisys did well overseas, but expectations were high it would do better. Fantastic Four just bombed badly. The new Ghostbusters movie was good, and if the studio was to cut the budget of a sequel down, it could make some money.
You have to remember that movies are not making money like these used to in the states, most money comes from overseas. Terminator Genisys did well overseas, but expectations were high it would do better. Fantastic Four just bombed badly. The new Ghostbusters movie was good, and if the studio was to cut the budget of a sequel down, it could make some money.
9:05PM on 07/24/2016
@shoe GB has made only 36 million overseas and has opened in mostly all the markets possible, and probably won't open in China at all. Comedies don't sell well in foreign languages, let alone those with a female-centric cast. There won't be a sequel unless this clears $300 million worldwide; factor in the theaters take anywhere from 40-60% of ticket sales, so Sony will likely see no profit from this, with DVD/Digital Download allowing them to maybe break even ($144 million budget + apprx
@shoe GB has made only 36 million overseas and has opened in mostly all the markets possible, and probably won't open in China at all. Comedies don't sell well in foreign languages, let alone those with a female-centric cast. There won't be a sequel unless this clears $300 million worldwide; factor in the theaters take anywhere from 40-60% of ticket sales, so Sony will likely see no profit from this, with DVD/Digital Download allowing them to maybe break even ($144 million budget + apprx $75-100 million in marketing). From what I read Mattel is saying the toy sales are doing well, but they're not being specific...it's the classic team that are selling out, not the new cast. One of my employees also works at Walmart part time, and says that like Target, they have already discounted the new cast figures in hopes to recoup some loss.
10:22AM on 07/25/2016
"GB has made only 36 million overseas and has opened in mostly all the markets possible, and probably won't open in China at all."

It has been denied a release in China (because of the ghost subject matter, ha) but other than that you are emphatically wrong, sorry. According to Deadline it has released in 33% of its international markets. That's one third or less. How does one third represent "most" theaters? This is rolling out internationally for weeks to come. Try facts next time....
"GB has made only 36 million overseas and has opened in mostly all the markets possible, and probably won't open in China at all."

It has been denied a release in China (because of the ghost subject matter, ha) but other than that you are emphatically wrong, sorry. According to Deadline it has released in 33% of its international markets. That's one third or less. How does one third represent "most" theaters? This is rolling out internationally for weeks to come. Try facts next time....
2:51PM on 07/24/2016
Star Trek Beyond was a lot of fun and was a nice improvement from Into Darkness. I have enjoyed all three immensely, but the original rebooted Star Trek film still holds up as my favorite of the series thus far. Excited to see where they go with the fourth.
Star Trek Beyond was a lot of fun and was a nice improvement from Into Darkness. I have enjoyed all three immensely, but the original rebooted Star Trek film still holds up as my favorite of the series thus far. Excited to see where they go with the fourth.
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2:20PM on 07/24/2016
So, just because they felt bad for Ghostbusters they decided to give it 3rd place even though it tied with Lights Out. Ghostbusters should have been 4th. Sony is dreaming if they feel that they are doing good enough to warrant a sequel.
So, just because they felt bad for Ghostbusters they decided to give it 3rd place even though it tied with Lights Out. Ghostbusters should have been 4th. Sony is dreaming if they feel that they are doing good enough to warrant a sequel.
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2:22PM on 07/24/2016
Whinge whinge whinge
Whinge whinge whinge
2:46PM on 07/24/2016
Wow. Some people need to give it a rest. Yes, I'm sure the positioning on the box office charts is a source of great conspiracy.
Wow. Some people need to give it a rest. Yes, I'm sure the positioning on the box office charts is a source of great conspiracy.
5:01PM on 07/24/2016
Or it just goes in alphabetical order
Or it just goes in alphabetical order
7:43PM on 07/24/2016
or they both didn't make exactly 21,600,000. those zeros have a lot of other numbers they could be….
or they both didn't make exactly 21,600,000. those zeros have a lot of other numbers they could be….
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