HOLLYWOOD, July 11, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Illumination and Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets” delivered a record-shattering opening for an original animated film, according to Box Office Mojo. The film took over the No. 1 spot previously held for three weeks by Disney’s “Finding Dory.”
The new movie, starring the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Lake Bell and Kevin Hart, opened domestically with $103.1 million, becoming only the sixth animated film to ever open with more than $100 million. The film also took in an estimated $42.6 million from its foreign opening, bringing its worldwide total to $145.7 million.
Staying in second place is “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie. The adventure film took in an estimated $20.6 million its second weekend out and has earned $81.4 million domestically and $135.4 million globally.
Dropping to third place is Disney’s “Finding Dory,” starring the vocal talents of Ellen Degeneres and Albert Brooks. The animated sequel earned an estimated $20.3 million over the weekend, and has garnered $422.5 million domestically since its release June 17. “Dory” has a worldwide total of $642.7 million.
“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” opened in the fourth slot. The comedy, starring Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza, did better than expected taking in $16.6 million domestically for its debut weekend. The film took in an additional $3.7 million overseas bringing the comedy’s worldwide total to $20.3 million.
“The Purge 3: Election Year” drops from third to fifth place, taking in an estimated $11.7 million over the weekend. The horror/thriller has a three-week total of $58.1 million domestically and a worldwide tally of $60.3 million.