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Box Office: July 15-17, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets was Number One at the box office over the weekend for the second week in a row with $50.5 Million for $203.1 Million so far. Ghostbusters premiered in Second Place with $46 Million. The Legend of Tarzan was Third with $11.1 Million for $103 Million so far. Finding Dory was Fourth with $11 Million for $445.5 Million so far. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates was Fifth with $7.5 Million. The Purge: Election Year, Central IntelligenceThe Infiltrator (which premiered this weekend), The BFG, Independence Day: Resurgence  rounded out the top ten respectively.

Ghostbusters is a 2016 American supernatural comedy film directed by Paul Feig, and is a reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise. The film was written by Feig and Katie Dippold and stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as four women who start a ghost-catching business in New York City.

A third Ghostbusters film had been in various states of development since the release of Ghostbusters II in 1989. Due to original cast member Bill Murray not committing to the project, and the death of another, Harold Ramis, in 2014, Sony decided instead to reboot the series with much of the original film’s cast in cameo roles. The female cast, announced in 2015, attracted publicity and controversy.

The Infiltrator is a 2016 American crime drama film directed by Brad Furman and written by Ellen Brown Furman, based on the autobiography of the same name by Robert Mazur, a U.S. Customs special agent. Mazur helps bust Pablo Escobar’s money-laundering organization by using his alias, “Bob Musella.” The film stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo and Amy Ryan.

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