Finding Dory outswims competition at weekend box office for second time

Finding Dory

Finding Dory has once again proven itself as the biggest fish in the sea with another weekend box office victory.

After a phenomenal, record-smashing opening weekend where it made an epic $136.2 million-earning splash, the sequel to 2003’s Oscar-winning Finding Nemo swims away from this weekend with $73.2 million. That addition brings its deep total to $286.6 million domestically and a staggering $396.9 million worldwide. The Ellen DeGeneres-voiced Disney/Pixar film is being showered with acclaim from critics and Tribute.ca users alike, the latter bestowing it with a 4.3 star rating.

The 1996 box office champion Independence Day (yes, it was the top-grossing film of the entire year) is granted sequel treatment with Independence Day: Resurgence. Despite the heavy weaponry it employs on screen, Roland Emmerich‘s film failed to squash the first-place fish on this list and wound up second, reeling in $41.6 million. Not a disappointing premiere by most standards, but probably leaner than its studio Fox was gunning for (the film did cost nearly $165 million to produce, after all). The Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum sci-fi action flick has garnered 3.6 stars on Tribute.ca.

With a respectable 3.9 star rating from Tribute.ca readers, the comedy Central Intelligence inspired enough interest from audiences in its second weekend showing to drop $18.4 million in its piggy bank. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, and solidifying their statuses as box office favorites, the film’s grand sum now sits at $69.3 million, not exactly a figure to laugh at.

The second film set in the sea on this week’s top-five box office list is The Shallows. The Blake Lively shark thriller bit into audiences’ fearful tastes and chewed off $16.7 million in its premiere showing. Accompanied by a 3.6 star rating on Tribute.ca, the movie performed better than its studio was hoping for. Sony reps reportedly said they were aiming for a $7 million weekend.

Shooting into fifth place among the best box office performers with a $7.8 million take is the Matthew McConaughey Civil War-time biopic Free State of Jones. Backed by a strong 4.4 stars from Tribute.ca users, the film will have to hope for continued interest on behalf of viewers if it’s to match its $50 million budget. It’s in its first weekend release and is based on the story of Mississippi native Newton Knight and his army of pro-Unionists.

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  1. Jeff55 • June 27, 2016 @ 9:51 AM

    I’m so happy Independence Day flopped. What a disaster.

  2. Kev • June 27, 2016 @ 10:52 AM

    They waited way too long to make the second Independence Day, and didn’t do a great job marketing it. That’s why it flopped, no one cares anymore.

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