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Disney's "Finding Dory" leads box office again

Updated: 06 27 , 2016 11:34
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LOS ANGELES, June 26 -- "Finding Dory" adds another No. 1 at the weekend box office for Disney, it's the impressive twelfth winning for Disney out of 26 weeks into 2016.

"Finding Dory" easily topped the combined revenue of all four new wide opening films including the debut of "Independence Day: Resurgence" to remain the box office champ at the North American movie theaters this weekend.

The Disney animated feature was on track for 73.2 million U.S. dollars in sales this weekend in North America, only a 45.8 percent drop from the film's record breaking opening weekend, according to box office tracker comScore estimates. This marks the largest second weekend for an animated film in America.

Add in the box office receipts from the prior seven days, "Finding Dory" has now grossed over 286 million dollars in North America and nearly 400 million dollars worldwide.

Fox's "Independence Day: Resurgence," which carries a reported budget of 165 million dollars and opened with an estimated 41.6 million dollars.

First-night moviegoers gave the film a so-so "B" rating on CinemaScore, which indicates the film may have difficulty to grossed over 100 million dollars in North America in future. The film also received a poor 33 percent of recommending rate from critics on RottenTomatoes.

"Independence Day: Resurgence" played to an audience that was 58 percent male vs 42 percent female, with 64 percent of audience over the age of 25.

"Central Intelligence" is in third place with an estimated sell of 18.4 million dollars in tickets in its second weekend of showings. It has grossed over 69 million dollars in ten days of releasing.

Two movies debuted in the fourth and fifth positions, Sony's shark thriller "The Shallows" at 16.7 million dollars and STX's "Free State Of Jones" at 7.8 million dollars.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies this week were "The Conjuring 2" (7.7 million dollars), "Now You See Me 2" (5.7 million), "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2.5 million), "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the shadows" (2.4 million) and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (2.1 million).

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