“The Secret Life of Pets” let the fur fly this weekend, opening with a staggering $103.2 million — more than enough to topple “Finding Dory” from its top spot at the domestic box office.
No one’s shedding any tears for the Pixar sequel, however: It will close out its fourth weekend with more than $422 million, which pushes it past “Captain America: Civil War” to become the top-grossing film of 2016 in North America. “Finding Dory” came in a distant second this frame with just north of $20 million.
Produced by Illumination Entertainment (“Despicable Me,” “Minions”) “The Secret Life of Pets” marks the biggest opening of the year for Universal Pictures, and the sixth-best overall, behind “Captain America: Civil War,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Finding Dory,” “Deadpool” and “The Jungle Book.”
The Fox comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” will close out the weekend in third with $16.6 million, followed by holdovers Warner Bros.’ “The Legend of Tarzan” ($20.6 million) and Universal’s “The Purge: Election Year” ($11.7 million).
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