Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.
Independence Day: Resurgence arrives day-and-date with North America in approximately 60 territories.
Heavy-hitters are expected to be the UK, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Argentina. The film also touches down in China in a fascinating test of the franchise there.
Finding Dory meanwhile stands at $69.9m following last weekend’s opening salvo and heads into a slew of new markets with a running total of more than $100m well within its sights by the end of Sunday.
Pixar’s latest tentpole, handled outside North America by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, debuts in France, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland and several other markets.
Latest information puts Zootopia on $673.5m, while The Jungle Book has amassed $568.1m, Captain America: Civil War $743.9m, and Alice Through The Looking Glass $171m.
Legendary’s Warcraft stood at $140.5m as of last weekend through Universal Pictures International (rising to more than $345m including China) and has no new debuts this weekend.
Illumination’s The Secret Life Of Pets arrives in the high piracy market of the UK this weekend, well ahead of the July 8 launch in North America.
Pedro Almodovar’s Cannes selection Julieta debuts in Argentina and Brazil.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s horror Conjuring 2 has reached $133.3m heading into a weekend that brings a debut in Italy. France will open on June 29.
Romance Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones and Sam Clafin stands at $43.1m and arrives this weekend in Germany and Mexico.
Sony Pictures Releasing International executives report that The Angry Birds Movie has amassed $225.8m, while Money Monster stands at $43.3m.