'The BFG' is a big flop at the box office

A look at this week's new releases



"Finding Dory" maintained its spot at No. 1 for the third week in a row this July 4th, taking in $50.2 million at the four-day weekend box office.

The Pixar-Disney fish tale kept reeling viewers in, making for a total of $380.5 million so far--just $300,000 shy of matching the entire run of its predecessor, "Finding Nemo."

"Finding Dory" outperformed its competition, including "The Legend of Tarzan," which finished second at $45.6 million. "The Purge: Election Year" came in third with $34.8 million.

"The BFG," Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book, came in fourth, taking in a paltry $22.3 million in its opening weekend. It's proving to be a big disappointment for the Hollywood icon, as experts now doubt "The BFG" will recoup anywhere close to its $140 million budget, and are hoping foreign markets will prevent it from becoming a disaster.

"Independence Day: Resurgence" rounded out the top five with $19.3 million.