Weekend Box Office: ‘Independence Day 2’ Underperforms; ‘Finding Dory’ Swims

Independence Day 2 Underperforms

The Independence Day sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, budgeted at $165 million, will earn an underwhelming $41.6 million, while the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory, will earn approximately $73.2 million in its second weekend, down only 46% from last week’s stellar opening frame.

However, director Roland Emmerich has already signed on to helm his next big-budget sci-fi movie, Moonfall, for Universal.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart’s action-comedy Central Intelligence, held on strong in its second weekend of wide release with $18.4 million, down a mere 48 percent to No. 3.

The Blake Lively shark adventure The Shallows has a sharper bite than expected. The film opened in fourth place with $16.7 million, or exactly how much it cost to make, and could easily become a surprise hit for Sony.

Premiering at No. 5 is Matthew McConaughey’s historical drama Free State of Jones. McConaughey’s worst showing in years opened to a dismal $7.8 million.

Check out the latest estimates below:

1.   Finding Dory – $73.2M in Week 2 ($286.5M total)
2.   Independence Day 2– $41.6M in Week 1 ($41.6M total)
3.   Central Intelligence – $18.4M in Week 2 ($69.3M total)
4.   The Shallows – $16.7M in Week 1 ($16.7M total)
5.   Free State of Jones – $7.8M in Week 1 ($7.7M total)
6.   The Conjuring 2 – $7.7M in Week 3 ($86.9M total)
7.   Now You See Me 2 – $5.7M in Week 3 ($52M total)
8.   X-Men: Apocalypse – $2.5M in Week 5 ($151.1M total)
9.   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – $3.6M in Week 4 ($77.1M total)
10. Warcraft – $2.1M in Week 5 ($74.6M total)

Glad audiences are starting to reject all of these unnecessary sequels.