"Independence Day: Resurgence" debuts in second place with $41 million in its first weekend. The film which was made with estimated $165 million budget performs 20|percent| 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 $16.8 million and lands in fourth place, behind the action-comedy "Central Intelligence", which added $18.2 in its second weekend. Meanwhile, *"Free State of Jones" rounds out the top five with $7.6 million.
UPDATE (June 28, 2016): *When the final figures came out on Monday, June 28, it was revealed that "Free States of Jones" earned $7.6 million in its first weekend, while "The Conjuring 2" took in $7.7 million, hence the two movies swapped places. **"Alice Through the Looking Glass" dropped two more positions to No. 12 with $1.8 million, giving up the tenth slot to "Warcraft".