Finding Dory tops new releases at box office

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Finding Dory was the number one movie at the domestic box office for the third week in a row, topping the new releases.

According to Box Office Mojo, Dory made an estimated $41.9 million. With tomorrow being the 4th of July, the film will likely make about $51 million by the end of the holiday weekend. The Finding Nemo sequel has currently made $372 million domestically, which means it should outgross its predecessor in no time.

Finishing in second was The Legend of Tarzan, which took in an estimated $38.1 million. While it couldn’t beat Dory, the film still did better than expected. Given its $180 million budget, though, it will need a fair deal of staying power to show a profit.

The Purge: Election Year also surpassed expectations, coming in third with an estimated $30.8 million. Disney’s adaptation of The BFG was something of a disappointment, however, claiming fourth place with only an estimated $19.58 million. Costing $140 million to make, this Steven Spielberg film could end up being a gigantic financial flop. At least Disney has Dory to pick up the slack, though.

Rounding out the top five was Independence Day: Resurgence, which dropped 60% in its second weekend and only made an estimated $16.5 million.

Check out the full weekend box office estimates below:

1. Finding Dory – $41,900,542
2. The Legend of Tarzan – $38,135,000
3. The Purge: Election Year – $30,870,000
4. The BFG – $19,584,969
5. Independence Day: Resurgence – $16,500,000
6. Central Intelligence – $12,330,000
7. The Shallows – $9,000,000
8. Free State of Jones – $4,134,000
9. The Conjuring 2 – $3,850,000
10. Now You See Me 2 – $2,950,000

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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