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'Secret Life of Pets' expected to unseat 'Finding Dory' at box office

'Secret Life of Pets' expected to unseat 'Finding Dory' at box office

Never underestimate the allure of cute cartoon animals at the box office. Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ “The Secret Life of Pets” is expected to chow down on the competition this weekend and replace Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” as the No. 1 movie in the U.S. and Canada. 

The new computer-animated film is projected to gross about $75 million in domestic ticket sales through Sunday, according to people who have reviewed pre-release audience surveys. That would be a stellar opening for a movie that cost $75 million to make. It should also represent another victory for Universal’s Illumination Entertainment, the...

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