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‘Finding Dory’ Stays Ahead of ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ at Box Office

Finding Dory held on to its slot on top of Hollywood’s receipts list for the second consecutive weekend, taking in an average of $17,012 per location, while showing at 4,305 theaters, according to movie trackers Rentrak and Comscore.

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The undersea crew of ‘Finding Dory’ snagged the hearts of moviegoers.

Attesting to the film’s popularity, the movie grossed $73.2 million over the three-day weekend, about half of what it took in the previous weekend – and it still held onto the top slot on the leader board, pushing its total gross receipts to $286.5 million in domestic theaters and $396.8 million overall, including foreign locations.

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This keeps Disney well ahead of the pack among production studios for the year, currently with four releases in the top 12 (Finding Dory at No. 1; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows at No. 9; Alice Through the Looking Glass at No. 10 and Me Before You at No. 12).

 
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Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum star in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’

For the week, however, Warner Bros. also had a strong presence on the leader board with the No. 2 and No. 3 films in Independence Day: Resurgence, which took in $41.6 million in the United States and Central Intelligence, which grossed $18.3 million. The Warner Bros. release X-Men: Apocalypse is also on the top 12 list at No. 8 with a take of $2.4 million over the weekend.

The top 10 for the week in the United States: Finding Dory ($73.2 million), Independence Day: Resurgence ($41.6 million), Central Intelligence ($18.3 million), The Shallows ($16.7 million), Free State of Jones ($7.7 million), The Conjuring 2 ($7.7 million), Now You See Me 2 ($5.6 million), X-Men: Apocalypse ($2.4 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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