“The Secret Life of Pets 2” raked in $48 million to win the box office this weekend, and “Dark Phoenix” came in second with $33 million . . . but both of them underperformed.

 

“The Secret Life of Pets 2”made less than half of the $104 million that the original movie made in its first weekend three years ago.  And “Dark Phoenix” had the worst opening weekend of the “X-Men” franchise.

 

Meanwhile, “Avengers: Endgame” made another $4.8 million in its seventh week.  It’s definitely slowing down, but it’s closing in on the global box office record held by “Avatar”.  It’s only $57.4 million away.

 

That could happen, but it’s VERY unlikely to pass “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” domestically.  It would need another$112.3 million in the U.S. to do that.

And now, here’s the Top 10 from this weekend . . .

 

 

1.  NEW:  “The Secret Life of Pets 2”, $48 million, including Thursday previews.

2.  NEW:  “Dark Phoenix”, $33 million

3.  “Aladdin”, $24.5 million.  Up to $232.4 million in its 3rd week.

4.  “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, $15.5 million.  Up to $78.6 million in its 2nd week.

5.  “Rocketman”, $14 million.  Up to $50.5 million in its 2nd week.

6.  “Ma”, $7.8 million.  Up to $32.8 million in its 2nd week.

7.  “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”, $7.4 million.  Up to $138.7 million in its 4th week.

8.  “Avengers: Endgame”, $4.8 million.  Up to $824.4 million in its 7th week.

9.  “Detective Pikachu”, $3.0 million.  Up to $137.4 million in its 5th week.

10.  “Booksmart”, $1.6 million.  Up to $17.8 million in its 3rd week.