Date: 5th July 2016

Finding Dory holds off Tarzan and BFG at US box office.


Finding Dory held firm at the top of the US box office despite competition from The BFG and The Legend of Tarzan.

It is the third week in a row that Pixar's sequel to Finding Nemo has taken the number one spot.

The film took $41.9m (31.5m) - narrowly beating its nearest competitor, The Legend of Tarzan, which took $38.1m (28.7m).

In third place was sci-fi horror film The Purge: Election Year, which made $30.1m (22.7m) in its opening weekend.

The estimated figures include predicted takings for Monday - a holiday in the US to mark Independence Day.

The BFG - Steven Spielberg's adaption of the Roald Dahl novel - debuted in fourth place after taking $19.6m (14.8m).

Independence Day: Resurgence rounded off the top five, taking $16.5m (12.4m) in its second week.

Source: Press Release