William Shatner as Capt. Kirk on "Star Trek." Photo via Wikimedia Commons
The Star Trek franchise is still box-office gold. Here’s William Shatner as Capt. Kirk on the original TV and film “Star Trek” productions. Star Trek Beyond has just topped weekend box office receipts. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The latest big-screen installment of the “Star Trek” saga was the top-grossing movie in North American theaters this weekend, according to estimated figures released by comScore.

“Star Trek Beyond” took in $59.6 million in its debut weekend in theaters in the United States and Canada.

The animated comedy “The Secret Life Of Pets” took second place with $29.3 million in its third weekend of release.

The horror film “Lights Out,” making its debut in theaters, and “Ghostbusters” tied for third with $21.6 million each.

“Ice Age: Collision Course” was fifth with $21 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were the animated comedy “Finding Dory” with $7.2 million; “The Legend Of Tarzan” with $6.4 million; “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” with $4.4 million; “Kabali” with $4.1 million, and “Hillary’s America” with $3.7 million, according to figures released Sunday.

–City News Service

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