Date: 11th July 2016

Record-Breaking Opening At The Box Office for 'The Secret Life Of Pets'.

The Secret Life of Pets has become the biggest opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise, supplanting last year’s Inside Out ($90.4 million). The Secret Life of Pets opened in first place domestically with an estimated $103.2 million from 4,370 theaters, a strong average of $23,609 per theater.

Internationally, the film added $7.8 million for an overseas total of $42.6 million and a global total of $145.8 million. The movie has 57 more territories to open in over the next three months.

Made for $75 million, the film’s historic performance has already made it Universal’s highest-grossing title of 2016 and Illumination’s second-highest opening ever, behind last year’s Minions. The Secret Life of Pets, which received an A- CinemaScore from audiences, was directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch.

Source: Press Release