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'Star Trek Beyond' dominates box office in China

'Star Trek Beyond' dominates box office in China

The latest adaptation of a half-century-old sci-fi series last week sailed over its Chinese box-office competition, most of which involved unusual encounters with animals.

“Star Trek Beyond” pulled in $23 million the first full week of September, according to film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway. The movie earned $31.5 million in three days the previous week, when it beamed into the country.  

The 13th  “Trek” film should beat the Chinese box office of “Star Trek Into Darkness,” which came out in 2013 and grossed $57 million, about 12% of its $467-million haul. This time, Paramount Pictures got help from...