#BOXOFFICE: “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS” CAGES ITS COMPETITORS
In a smashing debut, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS cages its competition with a $97.2 million opening weekend for Universal Pictures, from 4,370 theatres. Audiences gave it a great A- CinemaScore, which will help boost word-of-mouth promo for the star-studded Animated Feature. Critics gave it a 75% on the Tomatometer, also solid.
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN continues to have legs to run on in its second week out for Warner Bros. It makes $20.1 million, for a total run of $80 million. Impressive.
FINDING DORY also still is going strong in third with $20 million for Disney now in its fourth week out. Over four weeks it has made $422 million in North America alone. To put this in context, this surpasses The Lion King as Disney‘s highest-grossing Animated Feature ever.
MIKE AND DAVID NEED WEDDING DATES opens in fourth with $17.1 million for 20th Century Fox from 2,982 theatres, which actually is great considering its stiff competition. The Comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron gets a B CinemaScore, although Critics weren’t sold with a 41% on the Tomatometer.
THE SHALLOWS also is continuing to be bankable for Sony Pictures, earning $4.5 million in ninth, a total thus far of $45.6 million.
Rounding out the Top Ten is Bollywood release SULTAN from Yash Raj Films with $2.2 million from only 287 theatres.