‘Star Trek Beyond’ boots ‘Pets’ to box office doghouse

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“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 number two spot.

Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond,” the latest installment in the 50-year-old franchise, beamed up $59.6 million in gross receipts, according to estimates released by 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 $104.4 million in its debut weekend, took in $29.3 million.

The Universal Pictures animated comedy follows two pet dogs let loose in New York City, featuring the voices of comedian Louis CK and actor Eric Stonestreet.

“Lights Out” debuted in third place, tying with “Ghostbusters” in its second week, with both taking in $21.6 million at the box office.

“Lights Out” is a horror movie about a creature that only attacks in the dark, directed by David Sandberg.

“Ghostbusters” is a resurrection of the 1984 hit film but this time the leads are women, not men.

In fifth place was “Ice Age: Collision Course” with a $21 million take in its debut. The 3-D animated film — with the slogan “Kiss your ice goodbye” — features animals trying to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were:

— “Finding Dory” ($7.2 million)

— “The Legend of Tarzan” ($6.4 million)

— “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” ($4.4 million)

— “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” ($3.7 million)

— “The Infiltrator” ($3.3 million)

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  • upuzi_tele

    Whyis the president very quiet when such things like these ones happen? Could it be that he is hiding behind the curtain waiting for things to cool down?

    • Larry

      He always quite. Better get used to it. His mind is on his “Baby project” Thika Super Highway. But hopefully the next President will be good on security of our Country Kenya

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