'Finding Dory' stays afloat at no. 1, 'The Shallows' doubles expectations

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Disney-Pixar's "Finding Dory" easily emerged in the top spot at this weekend's box office, grossing $73.2 million from 4,305 screens.

The animated feature, which broke records during its debut last weekend, came in ahead of 20th Century Fox's "Independence Day: Resurgence," which grossed $41.6 million from 4,066 theaters, well under expectations.

Meanwhile, Columbia Pictures shark thriller "The Shallows" doubled predictions, earning $16.7 million from 2,962 screens.

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In its second weekend, New Line Cinema's "Central Intelligence" came in third place with $18.4 million, beating newcomers "The Shallows" and STX Entertainment's "Free State of Jones," which grossed $7.8 million.

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