Finding Dory Wins Weekend Box Office Followed by Tarzan and The Purge

Posted on July 3, 2016

Hank and Dory in Finding Dory

Finding Dory topped the box office for the third straight weekend. It was followed by strong openings from The Legend of Tarzan and The Purge: Election Year. Finding Dory made another $41.9 million to bring its total domestic gross to $372 million. It will soon pass Captain America: Civil War ($405 million) to become the top grossing film of the year so far.

The Legend of Tarzan had a solid opening and made $38 million with a $10,709 per theater average. The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. It has an A- CinemaScore.

The horror sequel The Purge: Election Year also had a big opening weekend. It made $30.8 million for a $11,041 per theater average. This was a bigger opening than The Purge: Anarchy but smaller than The Purge's $34 million opening in 2013. Election Year has an B+ CinemaScore.

Steven Spielberg's The BFG had a weaker than expected opening likely due to competition from Finding Dory. The BFG made $19.5 million for a $5,834 per theater average. The film is based on the Roald Dahl children's book. It has an A- CinemaScore.

The BFG was followed by Independence Day: Resurgence, Central Intelligence, The Shallows, Free State of Jones and The Conjuring 2. You can find the box office report for the weekend here.

Finding Dory may finally run out of steam this coming weekend. It will be up against The Secret Life of Pets which has strong buzz. Other opening films include Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Captain Fantastic, Zero Days and Our Little Sister.

Photo: Disney-Pixar