'Star Trek Beyond' Lives Longer to Prosper in China; Co-Writer Simon Pegg Beamed Into Beijing

Good news for China-based Trekkies who haven’t had a chance to see the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise – you now have an extra month to see the film on the big screen.

Star Trek Beyond (星际迷航3:超越星辰) has already taken RMB 437 million (USD 65.4 million) at the Chinese box office since it opened on September 2. Now the blockbuster has until November 1 to increase its haul.

Simon Pegg, who served as co-writer of the script as well as reprising his role as chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, posted a celebratory message to his Weibo on Wednesday.

“Woohoo! Star Trek Beyond is on in theatres in China for another month. Go see!” read the post accompanied by a selfie of the comedian on the Great Wall.

It’s pretty rare for a Hollywood film to be granted extra time in market like this. No doubt having Alibaba as a major investor has helped out a bit.

Beyond sees Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise marooned on a distant planet after the destruction of their spaceship where they encounter an alien warrior race.

You can catch it on 3D, IMAX 3D, and China Giant Screens.

Photo: Simon Pegg (Weibo)


I feel a little bit guilty reading such articles, among thousands of western movies I have watched, only about 1% was in the cinema actually..

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The worst of the new Star Treks.

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