Date: 11th July 2016
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