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‘Star Trek Beyond’ collects $89.6 mn at the box office

MUMBAI: The next film in the ‘Star Trek’ franchise ‘Star Trek Beyond’ made $89 million globally, more than half of which came from the US.

The sequel to the ‘Ice Age’ franchise ‘Ice Age Collision Course’ fared poorly in the US, earning only $21 million. Fortunately for Fox the movie has done well abroad and is near the $200 million mark. The five ‘Ice Age’ films have been a money spinner for Rupert Murdoch’s company collectively earning $3 billion.

‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ has crossed the $300 million mark globally. Meanwhile, ‘Finding Dory’ is closing in on the $800 million mark.

‘Kabali’ (Tamil and Telugu) was in ninth spot in the US box office making $4.1 million. The horror film ‘Lights Out’ made $29.9 million globally, which is strong given that its budget was $4.9 million.

comScore has announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 24 July, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Paramount’s ‘Star Trek Beyond’ leads the global box office this weekend as it boldly earns $30.0 million in 37 international territories plus $59.6 million in North America for a total of $89.6 million. Notably, China title ‘Skiptrace’ earns $44 million this weekend for a global total to date of $58.5 million.”

Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein told ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ that ‘Lights Out’ continues New Line’s winning streak in the horror space after such films as ‘The Conjuring’ series. “Anytime you can gross four times your production budget on opening weekend, that’s a huge win. James Wan saw something in this young director, David Sanberg, and went for it.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 24 July are:

1. Star Trek Beyond – Paramount Pictures – $89.6 Million
2. The Legend Of Tarzan – Warner Bros. – $51.1 Million
3. Ice Age: Collision Course – 20th Century Fox – $51 Million
4. Skiptrace – Multiple – $44 Million
5. The Secret Life Of Pets – Universal – $39.3 Million
6. Ghostbusters – Sony – $32.1 Million
7. Lights Out – Warner Bros. – $29.9 Million
8. Train To Busan – Next Entertainment – $27.8 Million
9. Finding Dory – Disney – $26.7 Million
10. Independence Day: Resurgence – 20th Century Fox – $13.1 Million
11. The BFG – Multiple – $11.9 Million
12. Now You See Me 2 – Multiple – $11.8 Million

The top US weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 24 July, are:

1. Star Trek Beyond – Paramount – $59.6 Million
2. The Secret Life Of Pets – Universal – $29.3 Million
3. Lights Out – Warner Bros. – $21.6 Million
3. Ghostbusters – Sony – $21.6 Million
5. Ice Age: Collision Course – 20th Century Fox – $21 Million
6. Finding Dory – Disney – $7.2 Million
7. The Legend Of Tarzan – Warner Bros. – $6.4 Million
8. Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates – 20th Century Fox – $4.4 Million
9. Kabali (Tamil and Telugu) – Cinegalaxy – $4.1 Million
10. Hillary’s America: The Secret History Of – Quality Flix – $3.7 Million
11. The Infiltrator – Broad Green Pictures – $3.3 Million
12. Central Intelligence – Warner Bros. – $2.9 Million