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Thursday Night Previews: Are Pets On Pace for $80 million after $5.3 million Previews?

July 8th, 2016

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The Secret Life of Pets earned $5.3 million during its previews last night. This is not as much as the $6.24 million Minions made last year. It is higher than the $4.7 million Despicable Me 2 earned. (Despicable Me opened before previews were standard and only pulled in $590,000.) Its reviews have slipped to 76% positive, but that’s still good enough to suggest good legs. $80 million is more likely now than it was yesterday, but direct competition could prevent that from happening.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates earned $1.6 million during its previews, which is nearly identical to Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’s $1.67 million previews. That film opened with more than $20 million and finished with more than $50 million domestically and $100 million worldwide. This film’s reviews are not as good and have fallen to 45% positive. That will likely prevent it from getting to $20 million over the weekend, but it could be a closer than anticipated.

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