Finding Dory claimed the #1 spot with an estimated $41.81 million at the box office for the weekend. Dory managed to hold its place atop the box office despite stiff competition from newcomers. Pixar and The House of Mouse are undoubtedly pleased by Dory's performance, which already has a worldwide cume of $555 million, the same cannot be said of The BFG. Disney and Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic barely claimed the #4 spot with a meager $18.77 million dollars in its first weekend. With a production budget of $140 million, The BFG will be lucky to earn even half of that back, and will be one of the few misfires from the strong Disney brand this year.
The other two newcomers to the top ten performed admirably in the face of Pixar's might. The Legend of Tarzan claimed the #2 spot with an estimated $38.52 million, while the horror/action three-quel The Purge: Election Year, finished with an estimated $31.51 million. The Purge has already tripled its production budget of $10 million in its first weekend alone, all but guaranteeing more sequels for the franchise. The Legend of Tarzan, much like The BFG, will probably struggle to earn back its bloated $180 million dollar budget, but it has a slightly better head start. View the top ten below:
- Finding Dory $41.81 Million
- The Legend of Tarzan $38.52 Million
- The Purge: Election Year $31.51 Million
- The BFG $18.77 Million
- Independence Day: Resurgence $16.71 Million
- Central Intelligence $12.51 Million
- The Shallows $8.77 Million
- Free State of Jones $4.14 Million
- The Conjuring 2 $3.83 Million
- Now You See Me 2 $2.95 Million
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