Box Office:’Pets 2′ Best of Show at $47-M

Box Office:’Pets 2′ Best of Show at $47-M

$AMZN, $CMCSA, $DIS, $TWX, $CBS

The Secret Life of Pets 2: Universal and Illumination’s animated family film Pets 2 collected $47.1-M on 4,561 screens. The pic received an A- CinemaScore.

Pets 2 is the 10th team-up for animation studio Illumination and Universal, with its opening weekend landing in the lower end of those titles. While Pets 2 debuted far below the Y 2016 original’s massive $104.3-M, that pic was a box office anomaly and still holds the record for the highest-grossing opening ever for an original film.

Dark Phoenix bombed with $33-M in stateside ticket sales on 3,721 screens, becoming the lowest-earning debut for an X-Men film ever.

Dark Phoenix, which is the supposed end of a 19-year-long X-men franchise, garnered a B- CinemaScore.

Dark Phoenix, the 1st X-Men movie released by Disney (NYSE:DIS), opened in 53 territories for an overseas launch of $107-M.

Box office holdover Godzilla: King of Monsters sits at $78.6-M after its 2nd weekend domestically, where it dropped 67% to gross $15.5-M over the 3 days.

At the specialty box office

Amazon Studios’ Late Night bowed at four locations in New York and Los Angeles over the weekend, scoring an impressive per-theater average of $62,414 for a total of $249,654. 

Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night’ bowed to an impressive per-theater average of $62,414.

Also opening in limited release was CBS Films’ Pavarotti, which debuted to $142,500 on 19 screens in several markets across North America. The documentary, which notched a per-screen average of $7,500, has an 84 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Ron Howard directed the film, which features interviews and performances from the late legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

Echo in the Canyon, which tracks the expansion of the Laurel Canyon music scene, expanded to 14 screens in its 3rd week in theaters, taking in an average of $6,915 per screen.

Have some fun, see a movie this weekend

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