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'Star Trek Beyond' soars at weekend box office

Sofia Boutella, left, plays Jaylah and Simon Pegg plays Scotty in "Star Trek Beyond." [Associated Press]

Sofia Boutella, left, plays Jaylah and Simon Pegg plays Scotty in "Star Trek Beyond." [Associated Press]

LOS ANGELES -- "Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.

Studio estimates Sunday say Paramount's latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in North American ticket sales, knocking Universal's "The Secret Life of Pets" from the No. 1 spot.

"Pets" was the second-most-popular film at theaters, adding an additional $29 million to its stellar $260 million earnings to date.

"Pets" and "Ghostbusters" bested the weekend's other new releases, Warner Bros.' low-budget horror "Lights Out" and Fox's animated "Ice Age: Collision Course." ''Lights Out" tied with "Ghostbusters" for third place with $21.6 million, while "Ice Age" debuted with $21 million.

Fox Searchlight's "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" opened outside the top 10 with $1.8 million.

'Star Trek Beyond' soars at weekend box office 07/24/16 [Last modified: Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:34pm]
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