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“The Secret Life of Pets” Sets Box Office Debut Record


Universal(NEW YORK) — The word’s out on The Secret Life of Pets.

It raked in an estimated 103.2 million dollars from Friday through Sunday, a record debut total for an original animated film. It surpassed the previous mark of 90.4 million, set last year by Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out.

The Secret Life of Pets, whose voice cast includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart, explores what pets are up to when their human owners leave their home for the day.

Another animated hit, Finding Dory, had its three-weekend winning streak end; it fell to third place, collecting 20.4 million dollars. The Disney-Pixar sequel is now the top-grossing film of the year at the domestic box office, having earned 423 million bucks to date.

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The weekend’s other new film, the raunchy comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, opened in fourth place, with 16.6 million. The film stars Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:

1. The Secret Life of Pets, $103.2 million.
2. The Legend of Tarzan, $20.6 million.
3. Finding Dory, $20.4 million.
4. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, $16.6 million.
5. The Purge: Election Year, $11.7 million.
6. Central Intelligence, $8.1 million.
7. Independence Day: Resurgence, $7.7 million.
8. The BFG, $7.6 million.
9. The Shallows, $4.8 million.
10. Sultan, $2.2 million.

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