‘Finding Dory’ is still box-office
champ, ‘Resurgence’ bombs

June 27 2016 2:44 PM

“Finding Dory,” the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster animated film “Finding Nemo,” reigned supreme for the second week at the US box office with a weekend gross of more than US$73 million, according to Box Office Mojo weekend box office results for the weekend of June 24-26, 2016.

The movie’s total gross has now reached US$286,552,649 million at the box office.

“Finding Dory” reunites Dory with friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?” according to Disney.com
“Nemo” was the second highest-grossing film of 2003 with the total earning of $867 million around the world.

But another sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence” bombed at this week’s box office when it debuted at No. 2 with the domestic opening of US$41.6 million.

For reference, the first “Independence Day” movie which opened on July 4, 1996 earned a three-day opening of US$52 million.

“The domestic opening weekend was a frankly terrible $41.6 million, less than the $50 million Fri-Sun debut of the first film back in 1996;

“The film earned $102 million in 57 overseas markets over the last five days as well, bringing its total opening weekend to $143.6 million;

“Even with $15.8 million in IMAX alone, including a record-breaking (for Fox) $10 million in overseas IMAX grosses, that’s not good,” according to Forbes.com.

The Top 10 movies in the US and their total earnings:

1) “Finding Dory” (BV) — $286,552,649

2) “Independence Day: Resurgence” (Fox) — $41,000,000

3) “Central Intelligence” (WB) — $69,302,458

4) “The Shallows” (Sony) — $16,700,000

5) “Free State of Jones” (STX) — $7,772,000

6) “The Conjuring 2” (WB) —$86,906,434

7) “Now You See Me 2” (LG/S) — $52,054,14

8) “X-Men Apocalypse” (Fox) — $515,126,991

9) “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” (Par.) — $77,117,555

10) “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (BV) — $74,574,007

Image from Finding Dory’s Facebook page

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