This Week at the Movies: Pets Rule, Tarzan is in Full Swing and Ghostbusters Premieres

Moving onto the movies, let’s see who made the top 10 list this weekend.

“The Secret Life of Pets” is the No.1 movie in North America again this weekend.

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“Secret Life of Pets.” Photo Source: Universal.

The Universal film earned another $50 million this weekend, adding to its worldwide success.

In North America alone, the film has grossed $203.1 million in two weeks.

The film follows, a terrier named Max (voiced by Louis C.K.), who lives a quiet life when his owner takes in Duke (voiced by Eric Stonestreet), a stray, who Max instantly does not like.

Other famous voices in the film include, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper and Albert Brooks. 

In the second spot, who ya gonna call?!


The critics didn’t think it would be a hit, but the all-female version of the “Ghostbusters” busted out onto the scene and made those critics eat their words.

Photo Source: Sony. 

Earning a whopping $46 million in its premiere weekend, “Ghostbusters” is doing exceptionally well.

The film follows a ghost invasion in Manhattan when two paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert (Melissa McCarthy) and Abby Yates (Kristen Wig), nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and a subway worker Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) band together to stop the otherworldly invasion.

Critics are saying the film plays great omage to the 1984 original, while producing original laughs within audiences.

Another nostalgic follow-up in the top ten this week is in the third spot this week.

“Legend of Tarzan” starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie falls one spot this week in North America, earning $11.12 million.

Photo Source: Warner Bros.

The Warner Bros. film is recieving hit and miss reviews, claiming it has a lot of special effects, but a solid story line.

In the fourth spot this week, “Finding Dory” slips out of the top three.

Photo Source: Disney Pixar.

The Disney Pixar film starring the voice of talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, earned another $11.04 million this weekend.

DeGeneres believes the young and the old would love this film.

“It’s turned out to be what it is because it’s a beautiful story. It’s more emotional this time. It’s more complex and layered,” the television host said on her show. “There are messages in there for everyone.”

Rounding out the top five spots, the raunchy comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” just makes it.

The Fox film stars Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza, and delivers the laughs we all expect from a film like this.

Photo Source: Fox. 

The film follows two brothers (Efron and Devine) who are consistent screw ups in every aspect of their lives. Their sister is getting married, causing the family to reach an ultimatum with the brothers: Bring good dates to the wedding, or be forever cut off. The two, obviously, go online to find suitable dates, thinking Craig’s List is the best option to find them (enter Kendrick and Plaza as the worst dates ever).

The film has earned an overall grossing of $31 million in two weeks.

Here is what the rest of the list looks like for this weekend,

6. “The Purge: The Election Year” earns another $6 million, adding to its North American success.

7. “Central Intelligence” starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson drops down one spot this weekend, earning $5.3 million.

8. “The Infiltrator” starring Bryan Cranston, premieres at the eighth spot this weekend.

9. Speilberg‘s “BFG” falls down to the ninth spot this weekend.

10. And in last place, “Independence Day: Resurgence” earns $3.45 million this weekend.




5 Comments Add yours

  1. Great reviews, thanks! Still wanna watch the Legend of Tarzan. Haven’t seen it yet.

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    1. no problem, the reviews are up and down, but I mean it just seems so nostalgic to watch this one since I grew up watching Tarzan as a kid!

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  2. Yeah, I’m interested to see how it translates into a 2016 film with much better graphics than back in the day.

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    1. A lot of the critics are saying the graphics are too much, but I mean we live in a time where CGI and cool effects reign at the box office so.

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      1. You’re right. I watched BFG recently and they used a lot of CGI. I survived. I’ll be just fine with Tarzan.

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