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Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $306,169,255Details
International Box Office $511,231,623Details
Worldwide Box Office $817,400,878
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 61 $306,169,255
All Time International Box Office 62 $511,231,623
All Time Worldwide Box Office 60 $817,400,878

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 2nd, 1996 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: June 27th, 2000 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi destruction and violence
Running Time: 145 minutes
Franchise: Independence Day
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Alien Invasion, Intertitle, 3D Re-release, White House Under Attack
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Centropolis Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 279 $36,769 Dec 13, 1996 166
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 175 $123,460 Dec 6, 1996 159
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 94 $410,864 Nov 29, 1996 152
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 107 $404,893 Nov 22, 1996 145
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 75 $745,473 Nov 15, 1996 138
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 64 $978,214 Nov 8, 1996 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 81 $1,001,723 Nov 1, 1996 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 80 $1,217,504 Oct 25, 1996 117
Fastest to $300m 61 $300,880,790 Oct 25, 1996 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 86 $1,344,607 Oct 18, 1996 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 96 $1,439,753 Oct 11, 1996 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 110 $1,480,901 Oct 4, 1996 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 61 $2,550,338 Sep 27, 1996 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 145 $1,591,751 Sep 20, 1996 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 130 $2,064,424 Sep 13, 1996 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 107 $2,848,204 Sep 6, 1996 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 48 $5,537,238 Aug 30, 1996 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 95 $4,739,170 Aug 23, 1996 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 118 $5,810,981 Aug 16, 1996 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 72 $8,681,272 Aug 9, 1996 40
Fastest to $250m 75 $256,756,659 Aug 9, 1996 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 77 $10,996,314 Aug 2, 1996 33
Biggest Domestic August Weekend 288 $10,996,314 Aug 2, 1996 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 117 $13,799,097 Jul 26, 1996 26
Fastest to $200m 85 $209,315,796 Jul 19, 1996 23
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 101 $21,274,817 Jul 19, 1996 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 104 $35,242,709 Jul 12, 1996 12
Fastest to $150m 86 $160,312,716 Jul 12, 1996 12
Fastest to $100m 127 $125,070,007 Jul 5, 1996 9
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 42 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 199 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Biggest Domestic Weekend 248 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Fastest to $50m 246 $96,102,252 Jul 5, 1996 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,040 2,882 Jul 5, 1996 5
Biggest Domestic Thursday 19 $17,343,388 Jul 4, 1996 2
Biggest Domestic July Day 139 $17,406,144 Jul 3, 1996 1
Biggest Domestic Day 791 $17,406,144 Jul 3, 1996 1
Biggest Domestic Wednesday 30 $17,406,144 Jul 3, 1996 1
Biggest Domestic Tuesday 55 $11,024,456 Jul 2, 1996 0

Cast

Will Smith    Captain Steven Hiller
Bill Pullman    President Thomas J. Whitmore
Jeff Goldblum    David Levinson
Mary McDonnell    First Lady Marilyn Whitmore
Margaret Colin    Constance Spano
Judd Hirsch    Julius Levinson
Randy Quaid    Russell Casse
Robert Loggia    General William Grey
James Rebhorn    Albert Nimziki
Harvey Fierstein    Marty Gilbert
Adam Baldwin    Major Mitchell
Brent Spiner    Dr. Brakish Okun
James Duval    Miguel
Vivica Fox    Jasmine Dubrow
Lisa Jakub    Alicia
Ross Bagley    Dylan
Mae Whitman    Patricia Whitmore
Bill Smitrovich    Captain Watson
Kiersten Warren    Tiffany
Harry Connick, Jr.    Captain Jimmy Wilder
Andrew Keegan    Older Boy
Giuseppe Andrews    Troy Casse
Sayed Badreya    Arab Pilot
Tracey Walter    Area 51 Lab Technician
Frank Welker    Special Vocal Effects
Rance Howard    Chaplain
Erick Avari    S.E.T.I. Chief
Dan Lauria    Commanding Officer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Roland Emmerich
Screenwriter    Dean Devlin
Producer    Dean Devlin
Executive Producer    Roland Emmerich
Executive Producer    Ute Emmerich
Executive Producer    William Fay
Cinematographer    Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Editor    David Brenner
Composer    David Arnold
Production Designer    Oliver Scholl
Production Designer    Patrick Tatopoulos
Art Director    Jim Teegarden
Set Designer    Pamela Klamer
Set Designer    Sean Haworth
Set Designer    Mick Curkurs
Set Designer    Julia Levine
Set Decorator    Jim Erickson
Costume Designer    Joseph Porro
Costume Designer    Jeff Wexler
Visual Effects Supervisor    Volker Engel
Visual Effects Supervisor    Douglas Smith
Digital Effects Supervisor    Trisha Ashford
Visual Effects Producer    Terry Clotiaux
Stunt Coordinator    Dan Bradley
Associate Producer    Peter Winther
Assistant Director    Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Second Unit Director    Dean Devlin
Second Unit Camera    Jonathan Taylor
Second Unit Director    Kevin LaRosa
Casting Director    Wendy Kurtzman
Sound Editor    Hector Gika

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/07/05 1 $50,228,264   2,882 $17,428   $96,102,252 5
1996/07/12 1 $35,242,709 -30% 2,908 $12,119   $160,312,716 12
1996/07/19 1 $21,274,817 -40% 2,972 $7,158   $199,004,369 19
1996/07/26 2 $13,799,097 -35% 2,977 $4,635   $223,114,893 26
1996/08/02 2 $10,996,314 -20% 2,788 $3,944   $247,874,121 33
1996/08/09 4 $8,681,272 -21% 2,589 $3,353   $256,756,659 40
1996/08/16 5 $5,810,981 -33% 2,257 $2,575   $266,963,804 47
1996/08/23 6 $4,739,170 -18% 2,384 $1,988   $274,504,698 54
1996/08/30 7 $5,537,238 +17% 2,195 $2,523   $281,937,276 61
1996/09/06 7 $2,848,204 -49% 1,852 $1,538   $285,620,448 68
1996/09/13 9 $2,064,424 -28% 1,511 $1,366   $288,445,301 75
1996/09/20 9 $1,591,751 -23% 1,396 $1,140   $290,605,002 82
1996/09/27 6 $2,550,338 +60% 1,822 $1,400   $293,617,050 89
1996/10/04 8 $1,480,901 -42% 1,588 $933   $295,730,534 96
1996/10/11 10 $1,439,753 -3% 1,525 $944   $297,576,603 103
1996/10/18 11 $1,344,607 -7% 1,310 $1,026   $299,213,307 110
1996/10/25 13 $1,217,504 -9% 1,125 $1,082   $300,880,790 117
1996/11/01 14 $1,001,723 -18% 709 $1,413   $302,279,158 124
1996/11/08 14 $978,214 -2% 661 $1,480   $303,624,796 131
1996/11/15 11 $745,473 -24% 599 $1,245   $304,738,610 138
1996/11/22 12 $404,893 -46% 471 $860   $305,400,802 145
1996/11/29 16 $410,864 +1% 383 $1,073   $305,891,406 152
1996/12/06 23 $123,460 -70% 314 $393   $306,052,958 159
1996/12/13 35 $36,769 -70% 150 $245   $306,124,059 166

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/07/02 1 $11,024,456   0     $11,024,456 0
1996/07/03 1 $17,406,144 +58% 2,882 $6,040   $28,430,600 1
1996/07/04 1 $17,343,388 n/c 2,881 $6,020   $45,773,988 2

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/07/05 1 $79,196,019   2,882 $27,480   $125,070,007 9
1996/07/12 1 $52,659,545 -34% 2,908 $18,109   $177,729,552 16
1996/07/19 1 $31,586,244 -40% 2,972 $10,628   $209,315,796 23
1996/07/26 1 $27,562,011 -13% 2,977 $9,258   $236,877,807 30
1996/08/02 4 $11,197,580 -59% 2,788 $4,016   $248,075,387 37
1996/08/09 3 $13,077,436 +17% 2,589 $5,051   $261,152,823 44
1996/08/16 5 $8,612,705 -34% 2,257 $3,816   $269,765,528 51
1996/08/23 6 $6,634,510 -23% 2,384 $2,783   $276,400,038 58
1996/08/30 7 $6,372,206 -4% 2,195 $2,903   $282,772,244 65
1996/09/06 6 $3,608,633 -43% 1,852 $1,949   $286,380,877 72
1996/09/13 9 $2,632,374 -27% 1,511 $1,742   $289,013,251 79
1996/09/20 9 $2,053,461 -22% 1,396 $1,471   $291,066,712 86
1996/09/27 5 $3,182,921 +55% 1,822 $1,747   $294,249,633 93
1996/10/04 10 $1,887,217 -41% 1,588 $1,188   $296,136,850 100
1996/10/11 11 $1,731,850 -8% 1,525 $1,136   $297,868,700 107
1996/10/18 10 $1,794,586 +4% 1,310 $1,370   $299,663,286 114
1996/10/25 13 $1,614,149 -10% 1,125 $1,435   $301,277,435 121
1996/11/01 15 $1,369,147 -15% 709 $1,931   $302,646,582 128
1996/11/08 16 $1,346,555 -2% 661 $2,037   $303,993,137 135
1996/11/15 10 $1,002,772 -26% 599 $1,674   $304,995,909 142
1996/11/22 13 $484,633 -52% 471 $1,029   $305,480,542 149
1996/11/29 17 $448,956 -7% 383 $1,172   $305,929,498 156
1996/12/06 21 $157,792 -65% 314 $503   $306,087,290 163

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/10/20081249,337 49,337$573,118$573,118424
11/2/20082525,763 250,017$229,832$3,417,137436
11/16/20083033,563 291,666$309,239$3,799,069438
6/26/20161225,986 1,145,755$169,408$13,395,355835
7/3/20161324,806-5% 1,170,561$133,880$13,529,236836
7/10/20161329,087+17% 1,199,648$146,284$13,675,520837
7/17/20161513,717-53% 1,213,365$69,095$13,744,615838

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/7/20101317,934 17,934$232,957$232,957502
2/14/20101811,898-34% 29,832$143,613$376,570503
5/8/20161211,602 293,049$188,652$3,771,087828
5/15/2016109,723-16% 302,772$194,368$3,965,455829
5/22/2016178,132-16% 310,904$325,183$4,290,638830
5/29/2016159,293+14% 320,197$371,633$4,662,271831
6/5/2016198,627-7% 328,824$289,528$4,951,799832
6/12/2016178,400-3% 337,224$251,909$5,203,708833
6/26/20161214,862 359,183$445,719$5,862,269835
7/3/20161312,760-14% 371,943$382,659$6,244,928836
7/10/20161214,206+11% 386,149$426,047$6,670,975837