“The Secret Life of Pets” has grossed nearly $31 million in six international markets as of Monday, ahead of its U.S. opening this weekend.
The Universal-Illumination comedy topped the U.K. and Ireland box office for the second weekend with $6.3 million — bringing its 11-day total to $23.4 million. The film is the second-biggest animated title of the year after “Zootopia” at $33 million.
“Pets” opened in first place in Taiwan with $2 million, the top debut for an animated film in 2016 and the biggest opening weekend ever for an original animated pic in the market. It opened No. 1 in Hong Kong with $1.9 million.
“Pets” launched in Vietnam with $806,000 and hit No. 1 in Israel with $581,000.
The movie will launch in 60 more territories over the next three months, starting with India, Pakistan and Trinidad, along with the U.S., where it is expected to dominate moviegoing.
The film is directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, and written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The voice cast include Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.