An innocent, little blue fish far surpassed a (Smith-less) science fiction tale, as audiences were still Finding Dory as the ultimate (so far) summer champion, offering the back seat to Independence Day: Resurgence, which was busy saving the earth (again) while declaring independence from dull stories (and the aforementioned Smith). Those oh-so-smart Central Intelligence guys remained front and center of all things comedic as audiences dove deep into The Shallows and discovered a meaningful story (and an always-cool Blake Lively in a bikini). The Free State of Jones offered freedom from oppression, liberating the movie masses from the hot outdoors in favor of an air-conditioned movie theater.
Providing more entertainment than the law allows, Pixar once again played for keeps, science fiction was selling it, comedic intellectuals were crowd pleasers, the Civil War shined courtesy of McConaughey, and a shark of the cinematic kind took one big bite out of the competition.
Which of our heartfelt, hilarious or just-plain horrifying characters did you spend time with this weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
- Finding Dory $73.2 million.
- Independence Day: Resurgence $41.6 million.
- Central Intelligence $18.4 million.
- The Shallows $16.7million.
- Free State of Jones $7.8 million.