HOLLYWOOD—Well I totally expected “Finding Dory” to remain in the top spot of the box-office for the fourth consecutive weekend, but was I ever wrong. I totally forgot about the animated flick “The Secret Life of Pets” destroyed the competition with an impressive $103 million tally over the weekend. Whoa, animated flicks sure seemed to be a massive draw at the box-office in 2016. I suspected “Ghostbusters” to reign supreme at the box-office this coming weekend, but now I’m not so certain.
Landing in third place was “Finding Dory” in a close race with “The Legend of Tarzan” which managed to edge out a win with $20.6 million compared to “Dory’s” $20.4 million. After nearly a month in theaters, “Finding Dory” has taken the top spot as the highest grossing flick of 2016 to date crossing the $400 million mark at the domestic box-office.
The raunchy comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” slid into fourth place with $16.6 million. While those numbers are far-better than predicted, the comedy still has a ways to go to earn back the $33 million it cost to produce and make the flick. Rounding out the top five was the thriller “The Purge: Election Year” adding $11.7 million to its total. In less than 10 days, the third installment in the franchise has already grossed over $60 million at the domestic box-office.
This weekend sees the release of one of the most talked about remakes of all-time, “Ghostbusters.” Unfortunately, the buzz for this flick hasn’t been great so audience turnout will determine the final result.