With the two previous films in the Kelvin timeline of Star Trek films breaking the $70 million mark, Star Trek Beyond didn’t manage that this time around though it won the weekend overall. The film landed as part of the 50th anniversary period with a $59.6 million take and is likely to do fairly well during the week based on positive word of mouth and overall reactions to it. While there are some problems to be had and it certainly feels like a Justin Lin action film in some regards, it’s definitely a very fun, engaging, and enjoyable film that kept me and my family very entertained when we caught up.
It’s not quite as good a weekend for Ice Age: Collision as the kids fare movie underperformed (as expected) as The Secret Life of Pets took the second place spot with $29.3 million. Ice Age: Collision Course landed a $21 million debut, which is about $20 million under the previous and already low debut. With this being the fifth? film in the franchise, it’s time to put a fork in it.
Doing very well this weekend, especially with a brisk 90 minute running time, is the PG-13 horror film Lights Out. The flick did $21.6 million on a $5 million budget for Warner Bros., so we’ll be seeing a little bit more of this in the future.
With 313 theaters and a very targeted audience (me!), the Absolutely Fabulous film landed with a $1.8 million debut, which is definitely respectable – something that you won’t find these lovely ladies accused of all too often.