‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Crashes Back To Earth With Soft Box Office Numbers

Brandon Katz Contributor
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“Independence Day: Resurgence” failed to live up to the original film’s box office standards this weekend when it  earned a paltry $41.6 million.

That number isn’t as disastrous as other would-be franchise offerings this year, but the film will have to go on a tear overseas to put Fox into a profitable situation. As of now, the movie has earned $102.1 million from 57 foreign markets for a global total of $143.7 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The lackluster sequel, which earned just a B CinemaScore from audiences, failed to hold off Disney juggernaut “Finding Dory,” which swam into a hefty $73.2 million in its second weekend.

The well-liked sequel set a record at the box office for animated films last week when it hauled in $136 million. Overall, the movie has made $286.6 million in North America and $397 million globally. If Sunday’s numbers hold, “Finding Dory” will also have set the record for biggest second weekend domestically for an animated film, topping 2004’s “Shrek 2,” which pulled in $72.2 million.

“Independence Day: Resurgence” cost $165 million to make.