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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (2018): Universal Green-Lights Sequel

The Secret Life Of Pets

Universal Pictures moves forward with a sequel to The Secret Life Of Pets. The studio has already made plans to produce a follow-up to the highly-successful animated blockbuster.

The film exceeded expectations when it proved to be a bona fide hit at the box office. Made on a budget of $75 million, The Secret Life of Pets has earned more than enough to cover its production costs, crossing the $400 million mark just today. With this record of success, director Chris Renaud and writer Brian Lynch have been asked to return for the sequel, which is set to come out in 2018:

The first Secret Life of Pets has now grossed $300.3 million at the domestic box office, where it held the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks and had the best opening for an original film, animated or otherwise. The film has also made $103.5 million internationally, where it opened No. 1 in 18 markets to date. Over the next few months, the comedy will open in 48 more territories, with China opening today.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K. (Louie, Trumbo), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, Identity Thief) and Kevin Hart (Get Hard, Ride Along) make their animated feature film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets movie, which co-stars Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office), Lake Bell (In a World…, Million Dollar Arm), Jenny Slate (Obvious Child, Zootopia), Bobby Moynihan (Sisters, Adult Beginners), Hannibal Buress (Broad City, Baywatch) and Albert Brooks (Concussion, Finding Dory).

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