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Full Coverage of Weekend Box Office — All Films

Legend of Tarzan (Movie), Legend of Tarzan Box Office

This is a lot of same same — but in the interest of completism, here is full coverage of all the wrapup box office articles that are out there. You can see the different spins they all put on the same information.  Concensus is that Legend of Tarzan beat expectations, surprisingly gave Dory a run for the weekend title, losing only 41M-38M, and did almost twice what was expected.  But . . . (they all add the but) …. Legend of Tarzan needs a very good foreign run to be profitable, and the foreign is just getting started. So with that as synopsis, here are all the articles.

Box office report: Three newcomers put up a fight as Finding Dory again takes No. 1

Entertainment Weekly – ‎13 hours ago‎
Continuing its ascent toward overtaking Captain America: Civil War ($405.4 million) as the year’s highest-grossing film so far, Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory swims to the top of the North Americanbox office for its third consecutive three-day window

Spielberg’s The BFG Struggles at Box Office – Report

GameSpot – ‎6 hours ago‎
1 film at the US box office this weekend, beating out newcomers such as The Legend of Tarzan and Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. Variety, which has the box office figures, reports that Finding Dory took in $41.9 million over the weekend, bringing its new

‘Finding Dory’ Rules the Box Office as ‘The BFG’ Stumbles

New York Times – ‎11 hours ago‎
The movie, an old-fashioned fantasy that drew appreciative reviews, took in about $19.6 million Friday through Sunday, according to comScore, which compiles box office data. Faring better was “The Legend of Tarzan.” Starring Alexander Skarsgard as the …

Steven Spielberg’s BFG Is Taking a Box Office Beating

Gizmodo – ‎10 hours ago‎
Critical reaction to Steven Spielberg’s traditional take on the Roald Dahl classic The BFG has been positive, if mostly ambivalent. The same, sadly, can’t be said for its reception at the box office, where it is setting the world on fire with all the

‘Dory’ Swims Past ‘Tarzan’ for Third Straight BoxOffice Win

Bloomberg – ‎14 hours ago‎
Still, Universal’s “The Purge,” a dystopian thriller, cost just $10 million to make, according to Box Office Mojo, suggesting a profitable theatrical run. “Dory” headed into the weekend with $330 million in domestic revenue, making it one of the top

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The BFG’ Nabs Not Very Big $23.6M Weekend

Forbes – ‎15 hours ago‎
If this were a typical weekend, then I wouldn’t be as concerned over The BFG and its $19.6 million Fri-Sun/$23.6m Fri-Mon opening frame. It’s a pretty lousy result, but Steven Spielberg movies tend to be leggy as hell no matter how big or small they open.

‘Finding Dory’ Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down At The Box Office

Huffington Post – ‎10 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES ( – “Finding Dory“ dominated the Independence Day box office, overcoming a trio of new releases to provide the weekend’s biggest fireworks. The Pixar release swam to the top of the charts for the third consecutive weekend, …

Box Office: Steven Spielberg’s ‘BFG’ Equals Big Failed Gamble in U.S.

Hollywood Reporter – ‎10 hours ago‎
BFG’s fate will rely heavily on the international box office, where it has only opened in two territories so far — Australia ($2 million) and Russia ($1.9 million). The film didn’t place No. 1 in either country, however. If it doesn’t work offshore

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Purge: Election Year’ Gets a Strong Start While ‘The BFG’ Stumbles

ScreenCrush – ‎13 hours ago‎
Although the holiday weekend brought out a slew of new releases to compete for the top spot at the box office, this week’s top 10 was, once again, dominated by Finding Dory. The Legend of Tarzan, The Purge: Election Year and The BFG ultimately couldn’t …

Weekend Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Swims Past the Competition – ‎11 hours ago‎
Finding Dory cannot be beat at the box office. Pixar’s forgetful fish triumphed for the third weekend in a row, besting newcomers The Legend of Tarzan, The BFG, and The Purge: Election Year. According to Deadline, the film “rose from $13.4M on Friday

Here’s Why ‘Tarzan’ Beat Expectations at the Box Office

Moviefone – ‎5 hours ago‎
No wonder box office analysts expected “The Legend of Tarzan” to be a costly flop, along the lines of “The Lone Ranger” a few years ago. It’s based on an ancient franchise that modern-day viewers don’t seem to remember, much less care about. Unlike

‘Dory’ Stays No. 1 At Box Office, Beats ‘Tarzan’, ‘BFG’

CBS Local – ‎7 hours ago‎
The Pixar sequel “Finding Dory” led the box office for the third straight weekend, dwarfing “The Legend of Tarzan” and Steven Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaption “The BFG,” both big-budget debuts that had hoped to dominate the July 4th holiday. But modest …

Box Office: ‘Independence Day’ Fails To Make July 4th Fireworks, ‘Finding Dory’ Tops Weekend

Forbes – ‎15 hours ago‎
For the second time in two years and just the third time since 1992, the July 4th holiday box office was topped by a movie in its third weekend of release. Walt Disney’s Finding Dory earned $41.9 million (-42%) over the Fri-Sun weekend and $50.5m over

‘Dory’ Dominates, ‘Tarzan’ Improves, ‘Purge’ Excels As ‘BFG’ Falls: July 4th Weekend B.O. – Sunday Update

Deadline – ‎15 hours ago‎
By next week, Dory will overtake Toy Story 3 ($415M) as the highest grossing Pixar movie of all-time at the domestic box office. Other records in Dory’s path which she still needs to take down: highest grossing Disney animated film (currently The Lion

Box Office: Spielberg’s The BFG Bombs as Finding Dory Remains No. 1

IGN – ‎12 hours ago‎
By Alex Osborn Director Steven Spielberg’s new Disney film The BFG had an underwhelming debut this weekend, placing fourth at the box office with $19.6 million. The adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book boasted a production budget of $140 …

The Legend of Tarzan doing better than expected at US box office

The Independent – ‎21 hours ago‎
As reported earlier this week, things aren’t looking particularly bright over at the US box office; both $100+ million budget The BFG and The Legend of Tarzan are expected to flop in cinemas despite being directed by Steven Spielberg and David Yates, …

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Sinks ‘Legend of Tarzan,’ ‘BFG’ With $50M-Plus

Hollywood Reporter – ‎15 hours ago‎
Disney is weathering a lopsided Fourth of July at the North American box office between two of its films, ruling champ Finding Dory and Steven Spielberg’s pricey misfire, The BFG. Pixar and Disney’s Finding Dory is swimming ahead of the competition to

‘Finding Dory’ Soars For $41.9 Million At Weekend Box Office

CBS Local – ‎11 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES ( — “Finding Dory” was alone at the top of the box office this weekend across North America. The Pixar film earned $41.9 million at the box office this weekend, crushing all it’s competitors. “Finding Dory” has now amassed $372 …

Box Office Top 3: ‘Finding Dory’ Just Keeps Swimming To The Top Spot

WCBI – ‎10 hours ago‎
Looks like Dory remembers exactly where to find the top of the box office charts. For a third straight week, “Finding Dory” took home the top spot. The film raked in roughly $42 million over the weekend, bringing in a grand total of $372 million

Box Office: ‘Purge: Election Year’ Steals Bloody-Good $34M Weekend

Forbes – ‎16 hours ago‎
Speaking of sequels that audiences actually want to see, The Purge: Election Year had a superb July 4th debut. The Universal/Comcast CMCSA +2.77% Corp. release earned $30.868 million over the Fri-Sun weekend with a likely $34m four-day haul.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Wins Third Weekend In A Row By Beating Three New Releases

The Inquisitr – ‎12 hours ago‎
Three new releases ended up opening in the top ten of the box office for the Fourth of July weekend, but it was a film that opened 3 weeks ago that stayed on top. Finding Dory had some pretty stiff competition this week, and that includes a new release

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Expected To Top Independence Day Weekend, Holiday

Design & Trend – ‎9 hours ago‎
(Photo : Getty Images/Frazer Harrison) The long-awaited “Finding Nemo” sequel, “Finding Dory,” continues to reign over the U.S. and Canada box office. Despite not topping the U.S. and Canada box office on Friday, Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Dory” is

‘The Purge: Election Year’ Wins Big At Box Office In Spite Of Defeat

The Inquisitr – ‎7 hours ago‎
The Purge: Election Year may not have hit the No. 1 slot at the box office in its opening weekend, but it would be difficult to call the film anything less than a financial smash. For a few years now, the quiet, cheaply made horror franchise has

Box Office Blues: ‘Tarzan,’ Spielberg’s ‘BFG’ Flop as ‘Dory’ Goes for Three-Peat

Breitbart News – ‎14 hours ago‎
What was supposed to be a holiday weekend box office battle between two big-budget tentpoles quickly flamed out as two studio films flopped, a micro-budget horror movie did better than expected and Finding Dory looked for its third straight win over

Weekend Box Office: Finding Dory Threepeats, Tarzan and BFG Off To Slow Starts

Cinema Blend – ‎9 hours ago‎
Despite three new competitors siphoning off more audiences, Finding Dory narrowly held on to number one for a third weekend in a row. With an additional $41 million, Finding Dory’s domestic total swam past $372 million, making it the second highest …

‘Finding Dory’ tops N. American box office for 3rd weekend

Shanghai Daily (subscription) – ‎3 hours ago‎
Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Dory” floated atop the North American box offices for the third straight weekend, leaving three new releasing blockbuster far behind. The animated feature got an estimated 41.9 million U.S. dollars in North America this

BFG: Steven Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaptation fails to fire at box office

The Sydney Morning Herald – ‎5 hours ago‎
Steven Spielberg’s much-hyped adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic, The BFG, has so far failed to impress family audiences in the US, bringing in a modest $US19.6m ($26.22 million) over the three-day July 4 weekend. Comparing poorly to the …

Finding Dory Wins Weekend Box Office Over Tarzan, The Purge, And The BFG – ‎8 hours ago‎
For the third weekend in a row, Finding Dory claims the top spot at the North American box office. After The Purge: Election Year surprised many by winning Friday with $14.47 million, Finding Dory rebounded with $14.7 million on Saturday and $13.8

Finding Dory wins big again at the box office – ‎12 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Dory’s ocean. The rest of the movies are just swimming in it. The Pixar sequel “Finding Dory” led the box office for the third straight weekend, dwarfing “The Legend of Tarzan” and Steven Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaption “The BFG,” …

‘Finding Dory’ tops box office, makes fish food of ‘BFG’

Daily Mail – ‎10 hours ago‎
Pixar’s “Finding Dory” floated atop the box office for the third weekend in a row, besting a handful of new releases including Steven Spielberg’s floundering “The BFG,” industry estimates showed Sunday. “Dory,” voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, follows a

Spielberg’s BFG Box Office Flop

The Escapist – ‎4 hours ago‎
The adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book debuted at number 4 at the box office this weekend, behind Finding Dory, The Legend of Tarzan and The Purge: Election Year. It pulled in a mere $19.6 million, which considering it boasted a

‘Finding Dory’ takes down newcomers ‘The BFG’ and ‘Tarzan’ at the box office

Business Insider – ‎14 hours ago‎
There wasn’t much of a fight put up by the newbies to the multiplex, “The BFG” and “The Legend of Tarzan,” as Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory” is number one at the US box office for a third consecutive week with an estimated $41.9 million, according to

Box Office Results: Legend of Tarzan tames The Purge 3

The Slanted – ‎14 hours ago‎
The boxoffice results are in, showing a busy 4th of July holiday weekend for movie-theaters across the country. This week moviegoers could choose between the Disney and Spielberg collab “The BFG,” a new chapter in “The Purge” franchise, or “The Legend …

The Legend of Tarzan overperforms in weekend box office

FanSided – ‎13 hours ago‎
This weekend at the box office saw two big budget alleged blockbusters and one mini-budget horror flick go up against the titan that is Finding Dory. We say “alleged” because neither of them really put up blockbuster numbers, but one of them at least …

‘The BFG’ Stumbles at Box Office as ‘Finding Dory’ Continues to Rule

CDA News – ‎8 hours ago‎
When it comes to big budget Hollywood blockbusters, there have been plenty of misses this year so far. One movie that seems to be dominating so far, as part of the summer lineup is Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo. For the Fourth

Tarzan and BFG dwarfed by Dory at the US box office – ‎12 hours ago‎
The Legend Of Tarzan and The BFG were no match for Finding Dory at US cinemas over the July 4th weekend. The Pixar sequel – featuring the voice of Ellen DeGeneres as the forgetful blue fish – led the box office for the third straight weekend. According

Box Office: ‘The Purge 3’ Tops ‘Tarzan,’ Spielberg Bombs With ‘The BFG’

Yahoo Movies (blog) – ‎Jul 2, 2016‎
For the third consecutive weekend, Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Dory” is expected to swim to the top of the box office charts. It added $13.4 million to its $343.8 million haul on Friday, and is projected to bring in $43 million over the three days and

Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ FLOPS at the Box Office, but Finding Dory tops weekend!

Unreality TV – ‎8 hours ago‎
Steven Spielberg’s big screen remake of The BFG has become a big, giant flop over the weekend. It’s a shame that The BFG hasn’t done so well at the Box Office over the weekend as the critics have responded fairly well to the remake of the Roald Dahl …

Friday Box Office: ‘Independence Day’ Implodes, ‘Finding Dory’ Just Keeps Swimming

Forbes – ‎Jul 2, 2016‎
Finding Dory was not the top movie on Friday, thanks to The Purge: Election Year, but it will surely top the weekend for a third (and final) time over the holiday. The Walt Disney blockbuster earned $13.44 million (-42%) on its third Friday, giving it

Box Office: ‘Legend of Tarzan’ Gives ‘Finding Dory’ Strong Competition – ‎13 hours ago‎
Independence Day might have overall been slow at movie theaters, but the new releases still did pretty well. The Legend of Tarzan, the latest retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ influential King of the Jungle stories from Warner Bros., made surprisingly

‘Finding Dory’ is #1, but ‘The Purge’ wins big at the weekend box office

Mashable – ‎15 hours ago‎
Small budget, big audience: that’s The Purge way. Writer/director James DeMonaco has a great thing going with his action/thriller series. Where most of the big summer openings look at a $30.9 million debut weekend and worry, that estimated total

Box office preview: Finding Dory to fend off three newcomers for No. 1

Entertainment Weekly – ‎Jun 30, 2016‎
Warner Bros. is opening its expensive Legend of Tarzan in wide release, while Disney sets The BFG loose after a well received Cannes debut in May. Can the week’s new releases finally dethrone Dory? Here’s how the July 1–4 holiday weekend box office …

‘Dory’ Threepeats Over Holiday Weekend; ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Purge 3’ Open Well Above Expectations

Box Office Mojo – ‎14 hours ago‎
Another weekend in release and another weekend on top of the box office for Pixar’s Finding Dory. However, while the forgetful little fish enjoys its third weekend in the number one spot, it had stiffer competition than expected from one of the weekend

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Tarzan’ Leading July 4th; Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ No Giant

Hollywood Reporter – ‎Jul 2, 2016‎
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s The Legend of Tarzan is faring somewhat better than expected at the Fourth of July box office to pull well ahead of Steven Spielberg’s fellow big-budget tenptole, The BFG. However, Tarzan won’t likely post the sort

Box Office: ‘Purge: Election Year’ Scares Up Huge $14.5M Friday

Forbes – ‎Jul 2, 2016‎
The undisputed winner this July 4th holiday is The Purge: Election Year. The (deep breath) Universal/Comcast CMCSA +2.77% Corp./Blumhouse Productions/Platinum Dunes release cost just $10 million to make, and it has already snagged a $14.469m …


Comic Book Movie (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) – ‎14 hours ago‎
It’s been another interesting weekend at the North American box office with two huge blockbusters once again failing to find an audience and Pixar remaining on top with their latest sequel, Finding Dory… It seems like most people are enjoying the

‘Finding Dory’ Still Rules Box Office, While Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ Stumbles

Comic Book Resources – ‎12 hours ago‎
“Finding Dory” held the top spot for the third consecutive weekend with $41.9 million, bringing its North American total to $372. 2 million. Its four-day haul is expected to reach $50.5 million. The Fourth of July weekend is typically crowded with

Finding Dory leads US box office for a third week as Tarzan and The BFG falter – ‎4 hours ago‎
The Finding Nemo sequel is still outswimming the competition at the U.S. box office, landing a third week as the nation’s number one movie. Finding Dory, featuring the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ty Burrell, and Ed ‘O’Neill, hauled

July Box Office Predictions: Will ‘Ghostbusters’ Hit Blockbuster Numbers? – ‎Jul 1, 2016‎
This past June proved to be a mixed bag, particularly when it came to the success (or lack thereof) of sequels. While Finding Dory managed to blow even the most realistic expectations out of the water (pun not intended), other franchise fare such as

“Finding Dory” Wins July 4th Holiday Box Office Weekend

Gossip Cop – ‎13 hours ago‎
Finding Dory has won the July 4th box office weekend, despite threats from three newcomers. As Gossip Cop has reported, the sequel to Finding Nemo had a record-breaking opening last month. It then just kept on swimming to hold on to the number one spot …

Box Office: ‘Purge 3’ Scaring Off ‘Tarzan,’ ‘BFG’ in Surprise Friday Upset

Hollywood Reporter – ‎Jul 1, 2016‎
Estimates vary for the two films; some boxoffice analysts have both earning in the $28 million range for the four-day holiday weekend, while others have BFG coming in at $26 million-$28 million, and Tarzan, $26 million. At those levels, the two films

Thursday Box Office: ‘Purge’ Steals $3.64M, ‘Tarzan’ Swings To $2.55M, ‘BFG’ Eats $775K

Forbes – ‎Jul 1, 2016‎
The July 4th box office sprint began in earnest last night, as The Purge: Election Year, The Legend of Tarzan and The BFG all debuted in theaters via the now-standard Thursday night previews. The big preview debut of the three was The Purge: Election Year.

Why ‘Finding Dory’ Is Going to Sink ‘Tarzan’ and ‘BFG’

Fortune – ‎Jul 1, 2016‎
Disney’s The BFG, the aforementioned computer-animated film, is helmed by iconic director and former boxoffice champ Steven Spielberg, and it is based on the classic children’s tale of the same name by Roald Dahl. However, The BFG has failed to …

Friday Box Office Analysis

Box Office Prophets – ‎Jul 2, 2016‎
The third Purge film (with its slightly too on-the-nose ad campaign) is the number one film on Friday with a solid $14.4 million. That’s better than the opening day of the 2014 sequel The Purge: Anarchy ($13 million) and just a little behind the

411’s Box Office Report: Finding Dory Threepeats, Tarzan #2 – ‎11 hours ago‎
New releases took a back seat at the box office for a second weekend in a row, as Finding Dory led the way over the Fourth of July weekend. The Pixar film held onto the #1 spot for its third weekend with a $41.9 million three-day take an an estimated

‘The Purge’ Sequel Scares Up Friday Box Office Win With $14.5 Million

TheWrap – ‎Jul 2, 2016‎
“The Purge: Election Year” made $14.5 million in theaters on Friday, just inches ahead of the competition to claim the No. 1 position. The R-rated Blumhouse horror sequel, distributed by Universal, played on 2,787 screens and is outpacing four-day

Finding Dory tops new releases at box office

Flickreel – ‎12 hours ago‎
According to Box Office Mojo, Dory made an estimated $41.9 million. With tomorrow being the 4th of July, the film will likely make about $51 million by the end of the holiday weekend. The Finding Nemo sequel has currently made $372 million domestically

The Purge: Election Year Wins Friday Box Office – ‎Jul 2, 2016‎
The Purge: Election Year was expected to do well this weekend, but one thing most did not expect it to do was to beat the bigger budget The Legend of Tarzan in Friday box office. That’s exactly what it did, though, pulling in $14.47 million on Friday

Box Office: ‘The Purge 3’ Expunges ‘Legend of Tarzan,’ ‘The BFG’ on Thursday Night

Variety – ‎Jul 1, 2016‎
“The Purge” expunged Tarzan and the big friendly giant at the Thursday night box office. The horror sequel opened with $3.6 million in Thursday night previews at 2,343 theaters. “The Legend of Tarzan” debuted respectably to $2.7 million, while Steven …

Box Office: ‘The Purge 3’ Scares Off ‘Tarzan,’ ‘BFG’ Thursday Night

Hollywood Reporter – ‎Jul 1, 2016‎
Warners and Village Roadshow are hopeful that the international box office will more than make up for a potentially muted showing in North America. Tarzan launches in 19 markets this weekend, including South Korea and Russia, and it will open in a …


  • Still scratching my head over what the hell Disney thought they were doing with the marketing for The BFG.

    • I think it was brief post in Flickering Myth today that called The BFG a beloved children’s classic. Not in the US it’s not. And from my friends with children of the targeted age group the kids didn’t seem that interested in going, they either wanted to see Finding Dory again or wait until Secret Life of Pets. And apparently the marketing was very low key.
      So while LOT may be underperforming in the US considering its budget TBFG is definitely underperforming in the US considering both its budget and reviews/director.

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