'Independence Day: Resurgence' is a box office dud, and here are 4 grim statistics to prove it

It was a bleak weekend for Roland Emmerich's belated sci-fi sequel
'Independence Day: Resurgence' is a box office dud, and here are 4 grim statistics to prove it
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It’s official: Independence Day: Resurgence is kind of a dud. The belated sequel to 1996’s Independence Day finished with just $41.6 million in its opening weekend, at the low end of expectations and a number that doesn’t make the prospect of a third movie very likely (sorry, Roland Emmerich).

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What kind of fish is Dory?

What kind of fish is Dory?
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When you type “what k” into Google, the third search suggestion that currently comes up is “what kind of fish is dory.”

So it seems that a lot of folks are still curious about Dory’s real-life counterparts while Finding Dory has people flocking to the movie theater in record numbers.

Let HitFix fill you in.

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'Star Wars' petition urges Disney to name first LGBT film character after Orlando victim

We can be heroes.
'Star Wars' petition urges Disney to name first LGBT film character after Orlando victim
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Orlando's LGBTQ+ nightclub Pulse was the target of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history this month. While it's left many at a loss as to how to come to terms with such a tragedy, others have been looking toward something positive. A new petition is asking Bob Iger of Disney and Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm to honor a fan who was lost in the attack by naming Star Wars' first canon LGBT film character after him.

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'Minecraft': Video game movie announced release date

'Minecraft': Video game movie announced release date
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Block out your schedule. Minecraft has a release date.

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'Star Trek Beyond's' dramatic trailer debuts Rihanna's new single

Plus another familiar face.
'Star Trek Beyond's' dramatic trailer debuts Rihanna's new single
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Star Trek Beyond's trailers have been a mixed bag for fans of the franchise and the latest, which features a brand new song from Rihanna, is sure to be no different.

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30 years ago today: The Goblin King lured us into ‘Labyrinth’

Plus: Happy Birthday to Neville Longbottom, Finnick Odair, Spider-Man, and other Spider-Man
30 years ago today: The Goblin King lured us into ‘Labyrinth’
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Labyrinth, starring late rock icon Davie Bowie as the Goblin King, opened in theaters 30 years ago today.

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'Independence Day: Resurgence' Review

'Independence Day: Resurgence' Review
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Director Roland Emmerich's return to the world he created with 1996's Independence Day was never going to make for a brilliant, life-altering film. Nor is that what Independence Day: Resurgence is meant to be. No, this is a quintessential get-out-of-the-heat, mindless summer popcorn-chomper. As such, the film's greatest sin isn't that it's stupid — it's that it's entirely inert and uninspired.

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What you need to know about Darth Vader and ‘Rogue One’

What you need to know about Darth Vader and ‘Rogue One’
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Star Wars fans were treated to a lot of new info this week about our next big-screen journey to a galaxy far, far away.

Between Entertainment Weekly scoring a lot of Star Wars scoops and Mads Mikkelsen not giving a bantha’s ass what the overlords at Lucasfilm will do if he spills all the spoilers, we’ve been getting a clearer picture of who’s who in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Check out the video below for everything there is to know now about the key players in Rogue One, including a certain Sith Lord and one character plucked from animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars:

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The Empire Strikes Out: Lucas Museum scrapped in Chicago

The Empire Strikes Out: Lucas Museum scrapped in Chicago

In a time not too long ago (2014), in a galaxy not too far away (Chicago), Star Wars creator George Lucas looked to bring the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to reality on the Windy City’s lakefront. But today, months of negotiation have collapsed under pressure from local interest groups and the museum will now need to find a new home.

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Ewan McGregor doesn't understand the fanaticism over 'Star Wars'

Move along.
Ewan McGregor doesn't understand the fanaticism over 'Star Wars'
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Star Wars prequel actor Hayden Christensen recently spoke about his willingness to return to the film series, and while Ewan McGregor has also said he'd be happy to reprise his role as Obi-Wan, he wants to make one thing clear - he's not begging for work. Also, he's not sure why folks get so excited about the franchise.

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