Saturday, May 18, 2024

Box Office: “Pets” More Popular Than Ever with $103 Mil, “Mike and Dave” Can’t Get Dates


Box office conundrum over the weekend. “The Secret Life of Pets” scored over $103 million, $10 million more than estimates. HUGE hit for Universal. Animation box office record for original film.

Live action took many hits. “Mike and Dave” couldn’t scare up dates after Friday night. Their total is $16 million. That’s an airplane comedy. Zac Efron needed a more famous “brother,” I guess.

“Independence Day: Resurgence” still not near $100 mil– just $91 mil.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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