Finding Dory Wins Again as Independence Day Doesn’t Resurge
The film has the eighth largest second weekend of all-time beating this year’s Captain America: Civil War which had $72.6 million.
Newcomer Independence Day: Resurgence earned an estimated $41.6 million. The estimated $165 million film has to be considered having a disappointing opening. It was also saddled with poor reviews so expect a much worse second weekend. The original film had an opening of $50.2 million 20 years ago and went on to earn $817.4 million.
In other new films, The Shallows opened in fourth bringing in an estimated $16.7 million and Free State of Jones was far behind in fifth with an estimated $7.8 million.
In comic movie related films, X-Men: Apocalypse added an estimated $2.5 million to its domestic total. The film has now earned $523.8 million worldwide. The film is third (unadjusted) when it comes to worldwide totals for “X” films. This year’s Deadpool is first.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows added an estimated $2.4 million to its total. That film has earned $153.9 million worldwide so far.
Finally, Captain America: Civil War continues to earn and added $1.4 million to its total. That film currently has earned $1.15 billion worldwide.
Next weekend’s holiday weekend should be interesting with some high profile openings and we will see if Dory can three-peat.