'The Secret Life of Pets 2' Outshines 'Dark Phoenix' in Opening Weekend at the Box Office
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The animated sequel to the 2016 film falls slightly below initial expectations of $50 million in its debut earnings, but the latest 'X-Men' movie opens to a disappointing result in North America.

AceShowbiz - "The Secret Life of Pets 2" has topped the North American box office in its opening weekend (June 07-09).

The animated sequel to the 2016 original, which stars Kevin Hart and Patton Oswalt, fell slightly below initial expectations of $50 million (£39.3 million) with $47.1 million (£37 million) in earnings. Globally, the movie has earned $97 million (£76.2 million).

"X-Men" franchise film "Dark Phoenix", meanwhile, had a disappointing debut with $33 million (£26 million) in its opening weekend, while the "Aladdin" remake came in third with $24 million (£18.8 million).

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" and "Rocketman" rounded out the top five with $15.5 million (£12.2 million) and $13.7 million (£10.8 million), respectively.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for June 07-09:

  1. "The Secret Life of Pets 2" - $47.1 million
  2. "Dark Phoenix" - $33 million
  3. "Aladdin" - $24.5 million
  4. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" - $15.5 million
  5. "Rocketman" - $14 million
  6. "Ma" - $7.8 million
  7. "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" - $7.4 million
  8. "Avengers: Endgame" - $4.8 million
  9. "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" - $2.9 million
  10. "Booksmart" - $1.5 million

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