'The Secret Life of Pets' Tops 'Ghostbusters' at Box Office

PHOTO: A still from, "The Secret Lives of Pets."PlayIllumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
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"The Secret Life of Pets" ain't afraid of no "Ghostbusters."

The much-hyped, female "Ghostbusters" reboot opened in second place over the weekend, drawing an estimated $46 million. It wasn't enough to top "The Secret Life of Pets" -- the animated film was the box office champ for the second weekend in a row after earning $50.6 million.

"Ghostbusters," starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, received pretty good reviews, with a 73-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, the big-budget flick had its share of critics, including some fans of the original "Ghostbusters" who were against the change from a male team to a female one.

The only other film to debut in wide release, the Bryan Cranston drama "The Infiltrator," finished with $5.3 million over the weekend.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:

1. "The Secret Life of Pets," $50.6 million
2. "Ghostbusters," $46 million
3. "The Legend of Tarzan," $11.1 million
4. "Finding Dory," $11 million
5. "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," $7.5 million
6. "The Purge: Election Year," $6.1 million
7. "Central Intelligence," $5.3 million
8. "The Infiltrator," $5.3 million
9. "The BFG," $3.7 million
10. "Independence Day: Resurgence," $3.5 million

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