Pets Tells Dory to Get Lost

'Secret Life of Pets' charms its way to a $103M opening
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2016 11:45 AM CDT
Max, voiced by Louis C.K., Duke, voiced by Eric Stonestreet, and Katie, voiced by Ellie Kemper, appear in "The Secret Lives of Pets."   (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures via AP)
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(Newser) The Secret Lives of Pets told Finding Dory to take a hike, dethroning Pixar's moneymaker after three weeks atop the box office, reports USA Today. Pets pulled in $103.2 million for first place, while Dory actually fell to third placed with $20.4 million; The Legend of Tarzan finished second with $20.6 million, reports the AP. "If any pets were wondering what their owners were doing this weekend, it was seeing this movie," an analyst tells USA Today, adding that Secret Life "overperformed massively" courtesy of its charming title and concept. "This proves if you have a truly original idea—not a sequel, not a franchise, not something already known—that you can still create a massive hit." Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates finished fourth with $16.6 million. (Read more box office stories.)

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