Animated movie sequel Finding Dory has sunk the competition at the U.S. box office with a big second-week splash.
The long-awaited Finding Nemo follow-up has scooped up a massive $73.2 million for an impressive 10-day tally of $286.6. The film, featuring the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton and Ed O’Neill, has now hauled in over $396 million at the global box office.
Finding Dory’s fish power was too much for the Independence Day sequel, which opens in second place with $41.6 million in America.
Independence Day: Resurgence, which was made for an estimated $165 million, was not a hit among critics when it opened on Friday, and only 41% of film fans ‘liked’ it.
Meanwhile, action comedy Central Intelligence has picked up a solid $18.4 million in its second weekend on release in the U.S. The movie, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart, has now earned $69.3 million in just 10 days.
Blake Lively’s new shark-attack thriller The Shallows debuts at four with a $16.7 million first weekend haul, and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey’s new historical drama Free State of Jones rounds out the U.S. box office top five with a lowly $7.7 million.
One of the big hits of the weekend was Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe’s quirky new movie Swiss Army Man – about a castaway who befriends a dead man – which opened on just three screens in New York and Los Angeles, but took in $114,000, giving it the best per-screen average of the summer so far.
– Cover Media0