15 years ago, Will Smith,Vivica A. Foxx, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum starred in an epic film that would change and set the standard for Blockbuster movies. Legendary filmmaker Roland Emmerich directed the 145 minute event that generated $104.3 million in it the first week of opening breaking the record once held by Jurassic Park.
Will Smith’s character, Captain Steven Hiller saves the world after an alien attack that almost claimed the life of his girlfriend (Vivica Foxx), whom was lucky enough to escape with her life unlike most others who perished after the invaders unleashed their laser like weapons. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) lead the U.S army to victory against the aliens in the final scenes of Independence Day.
The first Independence Day trailer debuted during Super Bowl XXX which costed $1.3 million out of a $30 million promotion campaign.
“The shot of the White House’s destruction has been declared a milestone in visual effects and one of the most memorable scenes of the 1990s.”
Independence Day has grossed (Domestically and Internationally) $816,969,268 million.