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Independence Day (1996)

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
61% - Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 275 $36,769 Dec 13, 1996 166
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 175 $123,460 Dec 6, 1996 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 94 $410,864 Nov 29, 1996 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 106 $404,893 Nov 22, 1996 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $745,473 Nov 15, 1996 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 64 $978,214 Nov 8, 1996 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 81 $1,001,723 Nov 1, 1996 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 80 $1,217,504 Oct 25, 1996 117
Fastest Movies to Earn $300 Million at the Domestic Box Office 59 $300,880,790 Oct 25, 1996 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 86 $1,344,607 Oct 18, 1996 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 94 $1,439,753 Oct 11, 1996 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 109 $1,480,901 Oct 4, 1996 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 59 $2,550,338 Sep 27, 1996 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 143 $1,591,751 Sep 20, 1996 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 126 $2,064,424 Sep 13, 1996 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 105 $2,848,204 Sep 6, 1996 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $5,537,238 Aug 30, 1996 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 93 $4,739,170 Aug 23, 1996 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 115 $5,810,981 Aug 16, 1996 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 68 $8,681,272 Aug 9, 1996 40
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 72 $256,756,659 Aug 9, 1996 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $10,996,314 Aug 2, 1996 33
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 288 $10,996,314 Aug 2, 1996 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 113 $13,799,097 Jul 26, 1996 26
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 82 $209,315,796 Jul 19, 1996 23
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 98 $21,274,817 Jul 19, 1996 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $35,242,709 Jul 12, 1996 12
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 79 $160,312,716 Jul 12, 1996 12
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 120 $125,070,007 Jul 5, 1996 9
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 42 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 190 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 237 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 235 $96,102,252 Jul 5, 1996 5
Widest Opening Weekend 995 2,882 Jul 5, 1996 5
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 19 $17,343,388 Jul 4, 1996 2
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 139 $17,406,144 Jul 3, 1996 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 748 $17,406,144 Jul 3, 1996 1
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 29 $17,406,144 Jul 3, 1996 1
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 51 $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

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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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$69,094$13,744,614838

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
5/8/20161211,906 354,948$193,597$4,777,606828
5/15/2016109,845-17% 364,793$196,801$4,974,407829
5/22/2016178,509-14% 373,302$340,294$5,314,701830
5/29/2016159,848+16% 383,150$393,806$5,708,507831
6/5/2016199,293-6% 392,443$311,864$6,020,371832
6/12/2016178,566-8% 401,009$256,896$6,277,267833
6/26/20161215,886 424,415$476,429$6,979,224835
7/3/20161313,644-14% 438,059$409,192$7,388,416836
7/10/20161215,308+12% 453,367$459,076$7,847,492837