Secret Life Of Pets is top dog

Domestic animals bark the loudest this week at the box office, with the animated comedy Secret Life of Pets chewing on US$50.6 million in North American ticket sales.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Every dog has its day. And this weekend, an animated terrier named Max is top dog. Secret Life Of Pets is chewing on US$50.6 million (S$68.2 million) in North American ticket sales, bringing it to No. 1 at the box office.

Comedian Louie C.K. is taking on the role of a dog who is forced to deal with a new, hairy, roommate. And the tale has already earned US$203.2 million stateside.

These girls have taken over the No. 2 spot at the box office, busting ghosts and bringing in US$46 million in ticket sales. Ghostbusters debuted this weekend, as a new, comedic look at an old movie. But just like the "old school" Ghostbusters, Slimer is still making his mark.

The Legend Of Tarzan swings into third place with US$11.1 million, bringing its domestic total to US$103.1 million. But the apes that raised him are no match for the domestic animals this week.