All the hype and conversation around the release of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot wasn't enough to get it to No. 1 at the box office in its first weekend. The comedy finished second behind animated family flick The Secret Life of Pets, which topped the chart for the second straight week, according to EW.
Pets raked in $50.6 million in its second week of release, bringing its total domestic gross to $203 million. Ghostbusters opened with $46 million, a figure that has analysts split over whether that's good enough or underwhelming. It was the biggest opening for a live-action comedy since Pitch Perfect 2 last year.
The Legend of Tarzan came in third in its third week with $11.1 million, nudging its cumulative to more than $100 million. Finding Dory hung on for fourth place in its fifth week, grossing another $11 million. Its $445.5 million cumulative makes it the highest-grossing movie of 2016 and the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.
Raunchy comedy Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates rounded out the top five. It earned $7.5 million, bringing its tally over two weeks to $31.2 million. It may make more domestically than Zac Efron and Aubrey Plaza's other collaboration from this year, Dirty Grandpa, which earned $35.6 million.
Further down the chart, the Bryan Cranston-starring crime drama The Infiltrator opened at No. 8 and earned $6.7 million since Wednesday. Independence Day: Resurgence hung on for 10th place, bringing its domestic cumulative to a disappointing $98.5 million. It will likely slide out of the top 10 when Star Trek Beyond opens next week.
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