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The 4th of July holiday weekend didn't provided the usual fireworks at the box office, with Pixar's Finding Dory winning for a third weekend in a row with $41.8 million over the three-day frame, and $51.4 million over the four-day holiday. The animated holdover won for its third straight weekend in a row, taking down three newcomers, Disney's The Bfg, Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan and Universal's The Purge: Election Year. This weekend, a different animated movie took th top spot, with Universal's The Secret Life of Pets scoring big with $103.1 million.
Universal and Illumination Entertainment's Secret Life of Pets was also a hit with critics this weekend, earning a solid 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Box Office Mojo reports that this animated comedy took in a whopping $23,609 per-screen average from 4,370 theaters. That rollout is the fifth widest of all time, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (4,375), Iron Man 2 »
Back in February, we showed you a first look at what could be one of this summer's most outrageous comedies, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, arriving in theaters July 8. Today, 20th Century Fox has taken things up a notch by releasing an R-rated red band trailer, which features plenty of adult language. Zac Efron teams up with Workaholics star Adam DeVine as the title characters, whose search for dates does not go as planned.
The story centers on hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron), who place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo who join them on their adventure. This comedy from 20th Century Fox is slated to hit theaters July 8, going up against the animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets. »
During the Super Bowl last night, studios spent $5 million apiece for 30-second ads to promote some of this year's biggest movies, such as X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War. After the game, CBS aired special episodes of talk shows Late Show with Stephen Colbert, followed by The Late Late Show with James Corden, where 20th Century Fox decided to debut the first look at another movie, the summer comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Host James Corden welcomed guests Zac Efron, Adam DeVine and Anna Kendrick to the show, and after their appearance, fans got to see the first trailer
The story centers on hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron), who place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the »
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