Ghostbusters vs. The Secret Life of Pets – The Weekend Battle for the Box Office


The Ghostbusters might not be afraid of no ghosts, but how do they feel about Pets? The much anticipated, much criticized, and reportedly very funny reboot/remake/reimagining of Ghostbusters comes out this weekend against The Secret Life of Pets, which not only ruled the box office last weekend, it broke records for the year with $103 million. Can the hype beat the heat? We’ll find out after the jump with Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions.

No matter what is coming out in theaters we predict this will be a big box office weekend. It’s hot across most of North America, and nothing beats the heat like an air-conditioned movie theater. Heck, in most cases the movie is just a bonus. That said, there will be some contention for what feature folks will be lining up for.

After a year of positive hype and great marketing, The Secret Life of Pets scored high last week, and we predict it will continue its ride at the top, even beating out the year of controversial hype that Ghostbusters has generated. We’re going to say that top five flicks of last week – Tarzan, Purge, and Dory – will hang in there in the top ten at least, with Bryan Cranston’s The Infiltrator the only newbie grabbing a top five spot.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) The Secret Life of Pets – $65 million
2) Ghostbusters – $45 million
3) The Legend of Tarzan – $12 million
4) Finding Dory – $11 million
5) The Infiltrator – $9 million

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




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