February 23, 2019

‘Finding Dory’ Beats ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ at Box Office

The sequel to ‘Finding Nemo’ tops North American box office with an estimated $73.2 million, while the sequel to ‘Independence Day’ is coming in second with approximately $41.6 million debut.

“Finding Dory” rules the North American box office with an estimated $73.2 million. The sequel to “Finding Nemo” stays atop the chart after breaking a new record with $135.1 million debut last week.

“Independence Day: Resurgence” debuts in second place with an underwhelming $41.6 million in its first weekend. The film which was made with estimated $165 million budget performs 20% below expectation compared to the $50 million opening weekend of the 1996 original original movie, “Independence Day”.

The film, however, manages to top the international charts with $102.1 million in 57 markets. In China, the film earned $37.3 million, representing the fourth-highest weekend for a Fox title in the country. South Korea leads the rest of the pack with $7.4 million, followed by the U.K. with $7.3 million, Mexico with $6.8 million and Taiwan with $3.7 million. The film also makes a splash in India, earning $3.5 million for the biggest Fox opening of all-time in the market.

Also making its debut in U.S. theaters this weekend is “The Shallows”. The survival horror thriller, starring Blake Lively, earned approximately $16.7 million and lands in fourth place, behind the action-comedy “Central Intelligence”, which added an estimated $18.4 in its second weekend. Meanwhile, “Free State of Jones” rounds out the top five with an estimated $7.8 million.

  1. “Finding Dory” – $73.2 million
  2. “Independence Day: Resurgence” – $41.6 million
  3. “Central Intelligence” – $18.4 million
  4. “The Shallows” – $16.7 million
  5. “Free State of Jones” – $7.8 million
  6. “The Conjuring 2” – $7.7 million
  7. “Now You See Me 2” – $5.6 million
  8. “X-Men: Apocalypse” – $2.5 million
  9. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” – $2.4 million
  10. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” – $2.1 million

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