'Finding Dory' Beats 'Independence Day: Resurgence' at Box Office

The sequel to 'Finding Nemo' tops North American box office with $72.96 million, while the sequel to 'Independence Day' is coming in second with $41 million debut.

AceShowbiz - "Finding Dory" rules the North American box office with $72.96 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 $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.

  1. "Finding Dory" - $72.96 million
  2. "Independence Day: Resurgence" - $41 million
  3. "Central Intelligence" - $18.2 million
  4. "The Shallows" - $16.8 million
  5. *"The Conjuring 2" - $7.7 million
  6. *"Free State of Jones" - $7.6 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" - $2.5 million
  10. **"Warcraft" - $2.2 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".

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