Star Trek Beyond has a very solid debut, but falls short of its predecessors.
The film’s opening tally represents a significant dropoff from the $70.1 million debut of Star Trek Into Darkness and the $75.2 million weekend enjoyed by the 2009 film, Star Trek. Overseas box office figures are not yet available, but we will update this article when those figures arrive.
UPDATE – We have some numbers to share, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
In the UK it opened at #2 with an estimated $6.1 million, which is 15% below Star Trek and 37% below Into Darkness. In Germany the film opened in first with $4.5 million, 31% above Star Trek and 29% below Into Darkness and in Russia it opened #1 with $3.3 million, a 240% improvement over Star Trek and 13% above Into Darkness. It opened with $3 million in Australia as well as with $1 million in Taiwan, $932,000 in Italy, $912,000 in Thailand and $766,000 in Philippines.
The film’s international rollout continues over the next three months, culminating with a Japanese release on October 21.
The $185 million film currently enjoys an 84% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.