Box Office: ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ Beats Disastrous ‘Dark Phoenix’ for #1 Spot

Breitbart | 6/9/2019 | Staff
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The Secret Life of Pets 2 topped the latest superhero flick, Dark Phoenix, at the weekend’s box office. But no one is popping any Champaign corks since both seriously underperformed.

In the top spot of the five biggest earning films of the weekend, Universal and Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 trotted in with a $47.1 million debut. But despite winning this week’s box office battle, Pets 2 earned less than half of the $104.3 million that its 2016 predecessor earned, Forbes reported.

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Even with the dismal showing in the U.S., the international take rings in around $97 million and at a price tag of $80 million in production costs, Pets 2 shouldn’t be a financial bust in the long run. Still, the huge come down from Pets 1 is notable.

The dark clouds over the box office got no better for Fox’s latest X-Men actioner, Dark Phoenix, which debuted to dismal $33 million in ticket sales. The less than super haul makes Phoenix the first X-Men film to debut at less than $50 million and is also projected to be the first X-Men film to make less than $100 million in domestic sales, according to Box Office Mojo. (Read Breitbart’s Dark Phoenix review here).

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In third place, Disney’s Aladdin chugged along with another $24.5 million take. The weekend brings the Will Smith musical to a domestic...
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