“Star Trek Beyond” managed $10.1 million according to Chinese data provider Ent Group, or $11.3 million according to Paramount, from 5,830 locations. That put the film on a cumulative of $53.4 million after 10 days.
Second placed title was new release “The Shallows” which managed $8.01 million in its opening three days. Third was another new release, “Nine Lives,” which earned $7.77 million on its debut. The Barry Sonnenfeld-directed film is a co-production between France’s EuropaCorp and China’s Fundamental Films. It stars Kevin Spacey, a known quantity in China after his starring role in “House of Cards,” which had a strong online career.
“Ice Age: Collision Course” clung on to $2.36 million and fourth place in its third week. That gives it $63.4 million after 20 days.
Underlining the extreme softness of the weekend, no other film managed more than $1 million. Total gross revenues for the top ten movies was a combined $32.6 million, a dismal score 37% lower than the previous weak weekend and the second lowest weekend score this year.
On holdover, “Jason Bourne” managed $1.05 million, while “Absolutely Anything” opened with $1.04 million. Beyond the top six, no other film managed more than $1 million.
In previews, Hong Kong animation “McDull: Rise of the Rice Cooker” took $680,000. Art-house drama “Crosscurrent,” which had its premiere in competition in Berlin in February, earned $380,000 for tenth place.