Dory Finds a Threepeat
Finding Dory was the top of the box office this past weekend making it three weeks in a row. The film earned an estimated $41.9 million domestically. In its three weeks, the film has earned $372.3 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $538.3 million.
A trio of new films followed Dory.
The Legend of Tarzan opened in second earning an estimated $38.1 million which is much for than the $20 million it was expected to earn. Folks must be happy with its performance.
In third was The Purge: Election Year which brought in an estimated $30.9 million. With a budget of just $10 million, folks are probably popping the champagne. That’s better than the second film of the series and due to a solid word of mouth. Expect a fourth film.
Finally, The BFG came in fourth with an estimated $19.6 million. With a $140 million budget and Steven Spielberg’s name attached, this can only be seen as a disappointment.
In comic book movie news, X-Men: Apocalypse added another $940,000 to its domestic total. The film has earned $153.5 million domestically and $528.95 million worldwide. The film sits in third as far as worldwide earnings for “X” films but seventh in domestic gross.
Captain America: Civil War earned an estimated $771,835 to bring its domestic total to $405.4 million. Worldwide the film has earned $1.149 billion and is currently the top grossing film of 2016 so far.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows earned an estimated $765,000. The film has earned just $79.5 million domestically and $188.7 million worldwide. With a budget of $135 million, it’s hard to call this anything but a disappointment.
Next week sees the opening of The Secret Life of Pets which should give Dory a run for her money, but we’ll see!