It was a close race at the top of the box office this past weekend. The Secret Life of Pets came in first place earning an estimated $50.56 million in its second weekend. The film has domestically earned $203 million and $253.95 million worldwide. With a budget of $75 million, it looks like the film will turn a nice profit, so expect a sequel.
The biggest debut of the week, the reboot of Ghostbusters, came in second. The film earned an estimated $46 million. That total has the film meeting expectations and projections and is the best opening for director Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy. It also earned $19.1 million from three major territories and a few others. The big test now is to see how long its legs are with a budget of $144 million.
In third place was The Legend of Tarzan which earned an estimated $11.1 million, fourth was Finding Dory with an estimated $11.04 million, and fifth was Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates with an estimated $7.5 million.
In comic movie news X-Men: Apocalypse added an estimated $265,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $154.97 million. The film has earned $378.89 million in foreign markets for a worldwide total of $533.86 million. The film may pass 2000’s X-Men as far as unadjusted domestic earning. That film earned $157.3 million. When it comes to adjusted domestic earnings the film also may pass First Class which earned $156 million. Worldwide (unadjusted), the film sits in third and will not be overtaking Days of Future Past to come in second.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows added $260,000 to its domestic total. The film has earned just $80.85 million domestically, $150.3 million in foreign markets for a total of $231.15 million worldwide. The film is far short of 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which earned $493.3 million worldwide.
Captain America: Civil War is a winner for Marvel and it added $181,000 to its domestic total. The film has earned $406.58 million domestically, $744.4 million in foreign markets and $1.15 billion worldwide.
Next weekend sees the release of Star Trek Beyond which should definitely top the box office. Also Lights Out opens and the film has buzz. The x-factor is Ice Age: Collision Course, and with animated films dominating this year, don’t count this one out.