Star Trek Beyond soars at US box office


Star Trek Beyond has landed at the top of the weekend box office in the US.

Paramount's latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million (£45.3 million) in North American ticket sales, knocking Universal's The Secret Life Of Pets from the number one spot.

Pets was second, adding an additional $29.3 million (£22.3 million) to its stellar $260 million (£197.8 million) earnings to date.

Star Trek Beyond - which features Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto - is the third film since JJ Abrams rebooted the franchise in 2009.

Warner Bros' low-budget horror Lights Out tied with Ghostbusters for third place with $21.6 million (£16.4 million), while Fox's animated Ice Age: Collision Course debuted with $21 million (£15.9 million).

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opened outside the top 10 with $1.8 million (£1.3 million).