Independence Day: Resurgence box office disappoints while Finding Dory triumphs again

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Independence Day was one of the first movies to help push the summer blockbuster craze when it opened with $50 million at the domestic box office in July of 1996. 20 years later, its sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, opened this past weekend at the box office, and it actually performed lower than the original with $41 million, and the first film’s box office was based on 1996 pricing. Of course, bad word of mouth and negative reviews can be a contributing factor, especially since Fox waited until the last day to do press screenings.

Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory still topped the box office weekend with $73.2 million, and that’s its second weekend. It fell only 46% from the opening weekend and has now grossed a total of $287 million domestically so far.

Disney has been knocking it out of the park this year with the top three movies worldwide being Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia and The Jungle Book. Let’s see if Finding Dory can topple Batman v Superman‘s fourth position soon, thus making Disney reigning the top 4 movies of 2016.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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