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'Ghostbusters' holds its own, but 'Life of Pets' still No. 1

After months of prerelease debate, Sony Picture's female-led "Ghostbusters" reboot arrived in theaters as neither a massive success nor the bomb some predicted, as the much-scrutinized film opened with an estimated $46 million in North American theaters, second to the holdover hit "The Secret Life of Pets."

"The Secret Life of Pets" stayed on top with $50.6 million in its second week, according to studio estimates Sunday.

But all eyes were on Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters," which resurrects the 1984 original with a cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Sony, noting it was the best opening for a live-action...

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