By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Three new movies landed in theaters over the holiday weekend, but none could perform as swimmingly as Dory.READ MORE: Philadelphians Cautious As COVID Omicron Variant Prompts US Travel Restrictions
The animated sequel, Finding Dory, made it three first-place finishes in a row by earning an estimated $42-million over the weekend.
But the next three slots went to debuting mainstream attractions.
Second place belonged to the jungle adventure, The Legend of Tarzan, which earned a strong $38-million.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
Third went to the horror sequel, Purge: Election Year, which took in $31-million.
Fourth was the Steven Spielberg kidflick, The BFG, with $20-million.
And rounding out the top five was the holdover, Independence Day: Resurgence, also a sequel, with $17-million.MORE NEWS: 2 Philadelphia Police Officers, Civilian Injured In North Philadelphia Crash
Overall, industry-wide totals were pretty much a match of those of last weekend, but well ahead of those of a year ago.