Box Office Results: Ghostbusters can’t top the Pets
The latest box-office results show a strong opening for Ghostbusters this weekend, but it wasn’t the most popular film. The specialty box-office opened with two highly anticipated releases this weekend, including Cafe Society and The Infiltrator.
Despite the new releases, American moviegoers still chose an animated film over anything new releasing this week. At the top of the box-office for a second-week in a row was “The Secret Life of Pets” from Universal Pictures, the film reached $51M across 4,381 locations. This is the film’s second-week in theaters, the film has now reached $203M domestically. “The Secret Life of Pets” was directed by Yarrow Cheney and Chris Renaud, working off a script written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The film stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart.
Ghostbusters from Sony Pictures did the best overall in the new-release category. The action-comedy earned $46M this weekend, opening across 3,963 locations. “Ghostbusters” was directed by Paul Feig, working a script that he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. The films stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
In third-place overall was “The Legend of Tarzan” from Warner Bros. Pictures with $11.12M across 3,551 locations. The film has earned $103M since it was released three-weeks ago. “The Legend of Tarzan” was directed by David Yates, the screenplay was written by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens and Margot Robbie.
“Finding Dory” from Disney reached fourth-place overall with $11M across 3,536 locations. The summer hit reached $445.M in just five-weeks domestically.“Finding Dory” was directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane. The screenplay for the sequel was written by Stanton, who also wrote the original story. The film stars the voice-talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Bill Hader and Sigourney Weaver.
In fifth-place this week was “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” from Fox. The adult-comedy earned $7.5M across 3,008 locations this weekend. The film has earned $31M in just two-weeks. “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” was directed by Jake Szymanski, the script was written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. The film stars Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza.
“The Infiltrator” earned $5.3M this weekend, the film opened across 1,600 locations. “The Infiltrator” was directed by Brad Furman, working off a screenplay written by Ellen Sue Brown. The film is an adaptation of the novel written by Robert Mazur, starring Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo and Diane Kruger.
Cafe Society earned $355K, across 5 locations. “Cafe Society” was written and directed by Woody Allen. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively.