Illumination’s The Secret Life Of Pets opens this weekend, and is definitely hitting #1. It’s the film that’s been heavily promoted for a year, causing buzz to transform this film into a tentpole for the studio. If Dory wasn’t alive at the box office, it could probably do 100M with no other family competition, but it has Dory and The BFG pulling eyes, and even Tarzan a little.
The other new release, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, currently has a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, so maybe it doesn’t suck. Maybe audiences won’t run from it like they did Neighbors 2 and Popstar. Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine, and Aubrey Plaza star.
Next weekend, Ghostbusters looks to dominate as the only new wide release.
1) The Secret Life Of Pets- 80M Weekend, 80M Total
2) Finding Dory- 29M Weekend, 421M Total
3) The Legend Of Tarzan- 17M Weekend, 70M Total
4) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates- 16M Weekend, 16M Total
5) The Purge 3- 13M Weekend, 56M Total
6) The BFG- 10M Weekend, 38M Total
7) Independence Day 2- 8M Weekend, 91M Total
8) Central Intelligence- 8M Weekend, 106M Total
9) The Shallows- 5M Weekend, 44M Total
10) Free State Of Jones- 2.5M Weekend, 20M Total