Ghostbusters is no match for The Secret Life of Pets at weekend box office

The Secret Life of Pets posterFollowing its massive opening weekend, The Secret Life of Pets has reigned supreme once again, even overtaking the much-talked-about comedy reboot Ghostbusters. With a solid 4 stars at, the family-friendly animated feature added another impressive $50.6 million to its over $250 million worldwide haul this weekend.

It’s not difficult to figure out why Ghostbusters couldn’t take home the top spot over the weekend — the controversial comedy, starring an all-star, all-female cast including Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, has definitely earned its (un)fair share of criticism over the past several months. But with a still-strong $46 million debut, the 4 star-rated flick about a crew of phantom fighters isn’t down for the count just yet.

As of this weekend, the ultra-expensive The Legend of Tarzan has officially earned back its mighty $180 million budget, sitting with just over $190 million at the worldwide box office, thanks to the addition of another $11.1 million this weekend. This adventure-filled remake based on the classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs also earned a stellar 4.6 stars here at

After six long weekends in theaters, Finding Dory still managed to remain in the top five with $11 million. Although it may not be able to celebrate another box office win, Dory has many other reasons to kick up her fins this weekend. First, it’s now taken home 4.2 stars from users. Second, after earning over $445 million in North America alone, the animated flick has officially tossed Shrek 2 aside to become the highest-grossing animated flick of all time.

Even a shirtless Zac Efron and his band of merry 20-somethings couldn’t save Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates from the box-office doldrums. In its second weekend in theaters, the 3.6-star-rated raunchy comedy dropped down to fifth with a quiet $7.5 million, now only having brought in $35.7 million around the world.

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  1. Mindy • July 17, 2016 @ 6:45 PM

    Ghostbusters was hilarious! I highly recommend.

  2. tristan • July 19, 2016 @ 12:03 AM

    I think you have to go into Ghostbusters with an open opinion. If you go to hate it, you will hate it. If you go with the possibility it might be ok, then you might enjoy it.

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