The film Independence Day breaks box office records

The film Independence Day broke box office records last weekend, in a repetition of its US success. The science-fiction thriller, which depicts the destruction by aliens of New York, Washington and Los Angeles, took nearly pounds 7m in 434 cinemas when it opened in the UK.

The pounds 6,996,000 ticket sales were 40 per cent higher than the previous record of pounds 4,875,000, set by Jurassic Park.

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