“The Secret Life of Pets” Looks to Top the Box Office

It’s a good weekend for families looking to hit movie theatres, as a new animated adventure is out and ready for your dollars. How much will this new movie make? Here’s our prediction:


After a year of previews, Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets has finally hit theatres, and it has a lot going for it. First, it comes from the same studio that’s behind the Despicable Me/Minions franchise, the last film which made $1 billion worldwide last year. The Secret Life of Pets is also coming a few weeks after the release of Finding Dory, which has made all the money and will likely begin its slow but steady decline. All of this points to a strong debut for these Pets, so look for a first place showing with $75 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Finding Dory will fall to second place with $24 million. The Legend of Tarzan will be in third place with $18 million. The Purge: Election Year will be in fourth place with $12 million, while The BFG will close things out in fifth place with $10 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) The Secret Life of Pets – $75 million
2) Finding Dory – $24 million
3) The Legend of Tarzan – $18 million
4) The Purge: Election Year – $12 million
5) The BFG – $10 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!


About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on July 8, 2016, in Andy Burns, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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