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Independence Day (1996)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Independence Day as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Independence Day is an action movie directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Mary McDonnell and Judd Hirsch. The movie was written by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich. The film has a $75 million budget with a 145-minute running time. Independence Day currently has a 7.0 IMDb rating, based on 481655 and 59 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG-13.

release date for Independence Day

Independence Day release date

When does Independence Day come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Independence Day (1996)is June 25, 1996.

When will Independence Day be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Independence Day DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Independence Day budget

How much did Independence Day cost to make?

$75,000,000 budget

The movie cost $75 million to make.

Independence Day movie poster

Independence Day rating

PG-13 Rated

Independence Day is rated PG-13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers (under 13).

Independence Day reviews

7.0 IMDb 59 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.0 of out 10 IMDb rating and 59 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Independence Day trailer

Independence Day plot summary

What is Independence Day about?

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped ‘destroyer’ spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Synopsis from IMDb The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Independence Day cast

Who is in Independence Day?

Will Smith in Independence Day Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller
Bill Pullman in Independence Day Bill Pullman as President Thomas J. Whitmore
Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson
Mary McDonnell in Independence Day Mary McDonnell as First Lady Marilyn Whitmore
Judd Hirsch in Independence Day Judd Hirsch as Julius Levinson

Independence Day box Office

How much did Independence Day make?

N/A worldwide

The film has made over N/A worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Independence Day details

Theatrical Release Date: June 25, 1996
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $75 million
Box Office: N/A
Length: 145 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Language: English

Independence Day facts

How long is Independence Day?

The movie is 145 minutes long (2 hours and 25 minutes).

What year did Independence Day come out?

The movie is out on June 25, 1996. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Will Smith plays as Captain Steven Hiller.

Who is the director of Independence Day?

Roland Emmerich directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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