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Independence Day (1996)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $306,169,255Details
International Box Office $511,231,623Details
Worldwide Box Office $817,400,878
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 69 $306,169,255
All Time International Box Office 74 $511,231,623
All Time Worldwide Box Office 68 $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 22nd Weekend 94 $410,864 Nov 29, 1996 152
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 81 $1,217,504 Oct 25, 1996 117
Fastest to $300m 69 $300,880,790 Oct 25, 1996 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 87 $1,344,607 Oct 18, 1996 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 98 $1,439,753 Oct 11, 1996 103
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 62 $2,550,338 Sep 27, 1996 89
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 51 $5,537,238 Aug 30, 1996 61
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 161 $5,537,238 Aug 30, 1996 61
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 112 $11,237,336 Aug 30, 1996 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 99 $4,739,170 Aug 23, 1996 54
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 78 $8,681,272 Aug 9, 1996 40
Fastest to $250m 83 $256,756,659 Aug 9, 1996 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 82 $10,996,314 Aug 2, 1996 33
Fastest to $200m 96 $209,315,796 Jul 19, 1996 23
Fastest to $150m 98 $160,312,716 Jul 12, 1996 12
Fastest to $100m 139 $125,070,007 Jul 5, 1996 9
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 45 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Top 20th Century Fox Weekend Domestic 36 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Top Original Screenplay Weekend Domestic 75 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Top Science Fiction Weekend Domestic 63 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Fastest to $50m 263 $96,102,252 Jul 5, 1996 5
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 13 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 5 $101,933,830 Jul 5, 1996 5
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day) 13 $50,228,264 Jul 5, 1996 5
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 5 $101,933,830 Jul 5, 1996 5
Top 1996 Theater Average 39 $17,428 Jul 5, 1996 5
Biggest Domestic Thursday 21 $17,343,388 Jul 4, 1996 2
Biggest Domestic Wednesday 31 $17,406,144 Jul 3, 1996 1
Biggest Domestic Tuesday 64 $11,024,456 Jul 2, 1996 0

Supporting 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 A. 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

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

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

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

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

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 GrossWeek
1996/07/05 1 $79,196,019   2,882 $27,480   $125,070,007 2
1996/07/12 1 $52,659,545 -34% 2,908 $18,109   $177,729,552 3
1996/07/19 1 $31,586,244 -40% 2,972 $10,628   $209,315,796 4
1996/07/26 1 $27,562,011 -13% 2,977 $9,258   $236,877,807 5
1996/08/02 4 $11,197,580 -59% 2,788 $4,016   $248,075,387 6
1996/08/09 3 $13,077,436 +17% 2,589 $5,051   $261,152,823 7
1996/08/16 5 $8,612,705 -34% 2,257 $3,816   $269,765,528 8
1996/08/23 6 $6,634,510 -23% 2,384 $2,783   $276,400,038 9
1996/08/30 7 $6,372,206 -4% 2,195 $2,903   $282,772,244 10
1996/09/06 6 $3,608,633 -43% 1,852 $1,949   $286,380,877 11
1996/09/13 9 $2,632,374 -27% 1,511 $1,742   $289,013,251 12
1996/09/20 9 $2,053,461 -22% 1,396 $1,471   $291,066,712 13
1996/09/27 5 $3,182,921 +55% 1,822 $1,747   $294,249,633 14
1996/10/04 10 $1,887,217 -41% 1,588 $1,188   $296,136,850 15
1996/10/11 11 $1,731,850 -8% 1,525 $1,136   $297,868,700 16
1996/10/18 10 $1,794,586 +4% 1,310 $1,370   $299,663,286 17
1996/10/25 13 $1,614,149 -10% 1,125 $1,435   $301,277,435 18
1996/11/01 15 $1,369,147 -15% 709 $1,931   $302,646,582 19
1996/11/08 16 $1,346,555 -2% 661 $2,037   $303,993,137 20
1996/11/15 10 $1,002,772 -26% 599 $1,674   $304,995,909 21
1996/11/22 13 $484,633 -52% 471 $1,029   $305,480,542 22
1996/11/29 17 $448,956 -7% 383 $1,172   $305,929,498 23
1996/12/06 21 $157,792 -65% 314 $503   $306,087,290 24

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
5/8/20161211,674 289,538$189,813$3,713,974828
5/15/2016109,723-17% 299,261$194,368$3,908,342829
5/22/2016178,318-14% 307,579$332,653$4,240,995830
5/29/2016159,491+14% 317,070$379,565$4,620,560831
6/5/2016198,826-7% 325,896$296,197$4,916,757832
6/12/2016178,455-4% 334,351$253,572$5,170,329833
6/26/20161215,199 356,811$455,810$5,843,892835
7/3/20161313,133-14% 369,944$393,862$6,237,754836
7/10/20161214,514+11% 384,458$435,290$6,673,044837

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