Star Trek Sends Pets Walking
Solid debut for 'Beyond' in franchise's latest installment
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2016 11:40 AM CDT
Updated Jul 24, 2016 1:00 PM CDT
Anton Yelchin, left, and Chris Pine appear in a scene from, "Star Trek Beyond."   (Kimberley French/Paramount Pictures via AP)
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(Newser) – After weeks atop the box office, Secret Life of Pets isn't so secret anymore, and Star Trek Beyond went boldly to the No. 1 spot, scoring a $59.6 million to Pets' $29.3 million. With Idris Elba debuting as villain Krall, the film notched an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and "is a solid debut for the film and the franchise," a comScore analyst tells USA Today. "There have been 13 Star Trek films going back to 1979, rivaling James Bond in screen longevity." Ghostbusters and Lights Out tied for third place with $21.6 million.