Paramount Pictures said today that the threequel Star Trek Beyond from Skydance Productions will open July 22, two weeks later than announced. The Justin Lin-directed film is currently in production. Late July proved quite fruitful for the Melrose Avenue studio this year when they launched Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation on July 31, clocking a FSS of $55.5M and a total cume to date of $189.2M. The reason why M:I5 played late July, versus its original December 2015 date, was to take advantage of those Imax venues that were open, and that’s the same reason why Par is taking the Enterprise out on the late July date.
Apparently, Warner Bros’ Tarzan has roped up all the Imax hubs on July 1, leaving none for Captain Kirk and Spock. Seven weeks into its play, M:I5 still is hanging around the top five. Star Trek Beyond moves into a frame that’s already occupied by 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course and Warners’ Guy Ritchie-directed King Arthur. Star Trek Into Darkness opened on May 16, 2013, unopposed by any wide release, and it earned $70.2M. The first reboot Star Trek opened on May 8, 2009, against only one wide release, Summit’s Next Day Air, but the J.J. Abrams film warped up all the B.O. during that frame with a $75.2M FSS.