Reboot of 'Ghostbusters' fails to dethrone 'The Secret Life of Pets' at box office
The much anticipated debut of the all-female reboot of "Ghostbusters," failed to take the top spot at the box office this weekend. The film took in a domestic total of $46 million, which is surprising after the media onslaught that proceeding the opening of the film. The Sony film had a humongous budge of $144 million and surely this was a disappointing debut for the studio. "The Secret Life of Pets," held on to first place for its second week at the box office. This animated film by Universal garnered $50.6 million this weekend and has earned a total of $203 million in just the U.S. and Canada.
"The Legend of Tarzan," starring Alexander Skarsgård, dropped from second to third place during its third week in theaters. The film added $11.1 million to its domestic take and has earned a total of $103 million. This film is also upside down in profits as the budget for "The Legend of Tarzan," was $180 million. Pixar's "Finding Dory," dropped from third to fourth place earning an additional $11 million. So far the animated film has grossed an impressive total of $445.5 million - just in the U.S. in Canada alone. Rounding out the top five is the comedy "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates." The film dropped one spot from fourth place last week, earning $7.5 million over this last weekend.
The debut of Bryan Cranston's new film "The Infiltrator," landed in eight place at the box office and had a domestic take of $5.3 million. This is a great debut considering the film opened in only 1600 screens domestically.
For next week watch to see if "Star Trek Beyond," and "Ice Age: Collision Course" has what it takes to overtake the very popular "The Secret Life of Pets."
Box office statistics from Box Office Mojo