“The Secret Life Of Pets” Beat “Ghostbusters” At Box Office

Truth rating: 10
Ghostbusters Box Office Sectet Life Pets

By Shari Weiss

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Ghostbusters Box Office Sectet Life Pets

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Sorry, Ghostbusters. The Secret Life Of Pets continued to rule the box office, despite a big marketing push on behalf of the comedy reboot. The animated Secret Life Of Pets held on to the number one spot with $50.5 million. It also crossed over the $200 million-total mark in just two weeks.

Ghostbusters, however, had to settle for a second-place debut. And while opening with tickets sales of $46 million wasn’t disastrous, it was a mediocre considering the movie cost more than triple that to make. But the news wasn’t all bad. In fact, far from being a bomb, this was Melissa McCarthy’s highest-grossing debut ever.

The Legend Of Tarzan secured a very distant third place with $11.2 million. Finding Dory swam downstream to fourth with $11 million. And Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates nabbed the fifth position, thanks to box office receipts of $7.5 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were The Purge: Election Day at number six with $6 million, while Central Intelligence had a seventh-place finish with a haul of $5.8 million. The Infiltrator secured eighth with $5.2 million, and The BFG came in ninth with $3.7 million. Just making it into this weekend’s Top 10 in the final slot was Independence Day: Resurgence, which sold $3.5 million in tickets.

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