“Finding Dory” Wins July 4th Holiday Box Office Weekend

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Finding Dory July 4 Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

Finding Dory July 4 Box Office


Finding Dory has won the July 4th box office weekend, despite threats from three newcomers. As Gossip Cop has reported, the sequel to Finding Nemo had a record-breaking opening last month. It then just kept on swimming to hold on to the number one spot for a second week. And now it has topped the chart for the third time in a row, with $42 million in ticket sales.

The Legend Of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard in the title role, had to settle for a $38.1 million second-place debut. The Purge: Election Day opened with $30.8 million to nab third. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG opened in fourth with $19.5 million, while box office receipts of $16.5 million put Independence Day: Resurgence at number five during its namesake holiday.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Central Intelligence, with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, in sixth with a haul of $12.3 million. The Shallows had a seventh-place finish with $9 million. Meanwhile, Free State Of Jones secured eighth place with $4.1 million, and The Conjuring 2 took ninth with $3.8 million. Just making it into the Top 10 was fellow sequel Now You See Me 2. The film earned $2.9 million in ticket sales.


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