This Weekend’s Box Office Numbers Shocked Us for a Few Reasons

This past weekend’s box office numbers weren’t exactly in line with expectations. Finding Dory did overwhelmingly well, while Independence Day 2: Resurgence underwhelmed and didn’t even pull as much as the original back in 1996 – when tickets were much, much cheaper. There were a few other oddball situations that stunned, too.

Sequels Dominated

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In a world were original films are in short supply, sequels are often made but bomb just as often. Oddly, many of the top 10 highest grossing films were sequels or continuations. Finding Dory was number one, 13 years after the original. The Conjuring 2, an X-Men movie, the TMNT sequel, and Now You See Me 2 also made the top 10 list.

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