Independence Day: Resurgence flops at box office finishing behind Finding Dory

The return of Independence Day to the theatres with the Resurgence sequel failed to excite audiences over the weekend, with the highly-promoted blockbuster managing just $4.831m on 537 screens on its opening.

The film was well behind animated adventure Finding Dory, which drew $7.547m on its second weekend on 543 screens after setting a new record for an animated film on its opening weekend, bringing its total box office to $20.729m so far.

Globally, Independence Day: Resurgence, which pits an Earth without Will Smith against a return of the aliens, looks set to be an expensive flop achieving similar results in key markets including the US. The film cost an estimated US$165m to make.

Last year Jurassic World opened with $16m, Batman v Superman took $13.1m on opening earlier this year and Star Wars: The Force Awakens managed a staggering $27m in its first three days.

Me Before You, which remained on 231 screens, had another strong weekend with receipts of $2.135m, ahead of The Conjuring 2 with $1.152m on 204 screens.

Warcraft: The Beginning, also had a million-dollar weekend, earning $1.022m on 303 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Finding Dory (Disney) $7,547,406 543 $20,729,560
Independence Day: Resurgence (Fox) $4,831,389 537 $4,831,389
Me Before You (Wb) $2,135,372 231 $6,696,163
The Conjuring 2 (Wb) $1,152,623 204 $8,979,961
Warcraft: The Beginning (Universal) $1,022,257 303 $5,210,194
Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Madman) $621,334 147 $6,468,536
Now You See Me 2 (Eone) $488,552 156 $8,515,698
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (Paramount) $427,518 277 $5,277,692
Money Monster (Sony) $327,390 0 $6,588,836
Alice Through The Looking Glass (Disney) $107,467 106 $8,414,812
Mustang (Madman) $92,197 18 $129,180
The Nice Guys (Roadshow) $88,585 65 $5,741,695
God Willing (Palace) $75,517 21 $734,816
X-men: Apocalypse (Fox) $62,842 43 $15,117,408
The Wait (Palace) $43,653 17 $224,475
Everybody Wants Some (Roadshow) $43,446 25 $47,291
The Angry Birds Movie (Sony) $42,565 69 $9,155,199
Three (Chinalion Film) $33,490 13 $33,490
Udta Punjab (Mindblowing Films) $29,177 15 $243,735
Florence Foster Jenkins (Eone) $19,227 15 $3,598,019

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