‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Was the Most Profitable Blockbuster of 2016

It was already a year that made us all ask, “How the eff did we let that happen?” But it seems 2016 still has yet another humanity-disgracing revelation for us: The Secret Life of Pets was the most successful blockbuster of last year.

The unexpected but also not at all surprising news comes from Deadline, where they’ve named The Secret Life of Pets 2016’s most valuable tentpole. The title comes after factoring in “production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs [along] with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV.” Illumination Entertainment’s animated hit reportedly only cost $75 million to make, and from that it made $368 million in the U.S.—making it the fourth highest-grossing film of the year domestically. For contrast, The Angry Birds movie only made $107.5 million that year on a similar budget, and that’s before considering the licensing costs of cartoon birds. And the year before, Inside Out made a similar $356 million domestically but on a budget of $175 million. Sadly, neither film was smart enough to utilize the secretly-talking-animals-done-cheap formula popularized by Garfield.

Going down the list, the rest of Deadline’s profitable blockbusters included Deadpool, Rogue One, Finding Dory, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Sing, Captain America: Civil War, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and Suicide Squad—and, notably, not Moana, Doctor Strange, Star Trek: Beyond, nor Star Trek Beyond

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