Dory Beats “Resurgence” At Box-Office

Roland Emmerich’s sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence” proved a minor disappointment at the domestic box-office this weekend, but made up for the shortfall overseas.

The sequel to the 1996 alien invasion tale grossed an estimated $41.6 million from U.S. cinemas, down from the early tracking estimates which pegged it closer to $50 million. Outside the U.S. though, it made a robust $102.1 million from 57 foreign markets.

The second weekend of Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Dory” topped the U.S. box-office, taking in a further $73.2 million – should the actuals hold it will be the second biggest weekend domestically for an animated film. Its worldwide total currently stands at $396 million.

The shark thriller “The Shallows” beat expectations, coming in fourth with an estimated $16.7 million in its opening. It just came in behind the comedy “Central Intelligence” which held strong with $18.4 million in its second weekend.

Not faring so well was the Civil War drama “Free State of Jones” which opened to a dismal $7.8 million, while Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Neon Demon” was a bomb – Amazon Studios opting to skip platform and open the film wide. They’ve paid the price for that hubris, the film taking in an estimated $606,594 with a cinema average of just $783.

In limited release the Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano-led “Swiss Army Man” fared better with a screen average of $38,000 from three screens. Meanwhile the “Warcraft” film is closing in on breaking even – the movie finishing Sunday with $412.2 million at the global box-office.

Source: Box-Office Mojo