Friday Box Office: ‘Lights’ Explode, ‘Ice Age’ Crashes

Star Trek Beyond has been called a flop by some industry naysayers. However, on a weekend where 5 films are tracking above 20M, I’d say a 56M opening is still pretty solid. It’s not amazing but it’s OK. I’d be more worried about Ice Age, which is just barely managing more than 20M, and opening below Secret Life Of Pets. The one surefire bright spot is Lights Out, which should make 20M, which is way above industry projections.

Star Trek Beyond is doing best with audiences, which managed an A- cinemascore from audiences. Ice Age Collision Course walked away with a B+, and Lights Out got a B, which is actually pretty good for a horror film. With critics, Star Trek Beyond is the winner again with an 85%, followed by Lights Out at 77%, and Ice Age at 13%.

Star Trek Beyond is running right under Star Trek Into Darkness, which managed an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, under the original Star Trek at 95%. Both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness managed A cinemascores, so Beyond is a bit under that too. Collision Course also has the lowest cinemascore of any in the franchise. The first two both got A’s, the third and fourth got A-.

Next week, Jason Bourne is gunning for first, but Bad Moms and Nerve might do some damage too.

1) Star Trek Beyond- 22.3M Friday, 56M Weekend
2) The Secret Life Of Pets- 8.6M Friday, 29M Weekend
3) Ice Age: Collision Course- 7.6M Friday- 21M Weekend
4) Lights Out- 9.1M Friday, 20M Weekend
5) Ghostbusters- 6.1M Friday, 20M Weekend
6) Finding Dory- 2M Friday, 7M Weekend
7) The Legend Of Tarzan- 1.8M Friday, 6M Weekend
8) Kabili- 2.6M Friday, 5M Weekend
9) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates- 1.3M Friday, 4M Weekend
10) The Infiltrator- 0.8K Friday, 3M Weekend
11) Hillary’s America- 1.3M Friday, 3M Weekend
12) Central Intelligence- 0.8K Friday, 2.8M Weekend
13) Absolutely Fabulous- 0.6K Friday, 2M Weekend

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