On June 24, Earth’s defenses will be tested when “Independence Day: Resurgence” hits theaters. The sequel comes more than 20 years after the original challenged the biggest movies of the 90s. Produced for just $75 million, “Independence Day” earned more than $50 million its opening weekend and grossed $817.4 million worldwide.
The “Independence Day” movie sequel cost $200 million, according to box office reporting source Box Office Mojo, and is expected to dominate the early summer domestic box office. Aside from Will Smith, veteran cast members will return, joining “The Hunger Games” actor Liam Hemsworth on screen. Here is a look at the cast, their careers and net worths.
Jeff Goldblum Net Worth: $40 Million
Jeff Goldblum, whose net worth is estimated at $40 million, returns to his unforgettable role as the quirky but brilliant David Levinson. The actor’s remarkable career spans more than four decades and includes more than 100 acting credits. He starred in not just “Independence Day” but also the 1990s classic “Jurassic Park.” The blockbusters earned $817.4 million and $1.03 billion worldwide, reported Box Office Mojo — his two biggest movies to date.
Jeff Goldblum is working on an untitled Wes Anderson project and Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” starring Chris Hemsworth. He’s been nominated for an Oscar, a Primetime Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Bill Pullman Net Worth: $18 Million
“Independence Day” veteran Bill Pullman has a net worth of $18 million. Pullman, who returns as President Thomas J. Whitmore, has 87 credits dating back to the 1986 TV show “Cagney and Lacey.” He’s showed remarkable diversity in comedies like “Spaceballs,” horror movies like “The Grudge” and dramas like “Wyatt Earp.”
Pullman has four other projects in the works, including “Brother in Laws,” “Walking Out,” “LBJ” and “Trouble.”
Liam Hemsworth Net Worth: $16 Million
Liam Hemsworth of “The Hunger Games” fame was born just six years before the release of “Independence Day.” In “Resurgence,” he plays Jake Morrison.
Liam Hemsworth’s $16 million net worth is largely due to his role in “The Hunger Games,” where he appeared alongside Jennifer Lawrence. Those films collectively earned over $1.4 billion in theaters worldwide.
William Fichtner Net Worth: $8 Million
William Fichtner, who has a net worth of $8 million, has appeared in some of the most critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful movies in modern history, including “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Crash” and “The Dark Knight.”
Fichtner, who won a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Crash” in 2006, is working on four other projects in 2016: “St. Sebastian,” “The Gettysburg Address,” “Last Days of Summer” and “Krystal.”
Vivica Fox Net Worth: $6 Million
Vivica Fox, who has a net worth of $6 million, is reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, an exotic dancer who married Will Smith’s character in the original film. The actress first met Will Smith in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
A prolific actress, Fox has nearly 150 acting credits dating back to “Days of Our Lives” in 1988. She’s been in successful TV shows like “Family Matters,” “Martin” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” as well as hit movies like “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” and “Kill Bill: Vol. 2.” She currently appears alongside Taraji P. Henson in “Empire.”
Joey King Net Worth: $3 Million
Joey King, who plays Sam in “Resurgence,” began accumulating her net worth before she was in kindergarten, when she appeared in television commercials. Consistently busy, Joey King’s resume already includes nearly 50 acting credits. “Independence Day: Resurgence” is just one of nine projects she is a part of in 2016.
Maika Monroe Net Worth: $1 Million
Maika Monroe — who moved to the Dominican Republic to train as a professional kiteboarder in high school — has a net worth of $1 million. Monroe plays Patricia Whitmore, the daughter of President Whitmore, in the new “Independence Day” movie. The actress has seven other projects in various stages of production for 2016 and 2017.
Will Smith Net Worth: $260 Million
“Independence Day” lead Will Smith will not appear in “Resurgence.” The actor owes his fame to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” a show he appeared on for 147 episodes between 1990 and 1996.
Following his role in “Independence Day,” Will Smith starred in a number of other blockbusters, like the “Men in Black” film series, “Ali” and “I Am Legend.” He will appear later this year as Deadshot in “Suicide Squad.”
‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Trailer
“Independence Day” set the bar for science fiction in the 90s. The reboot has a much bigger budget, veteran stars and fresh faces. Here’s a look at the “Independence Day: Resurgence” movie trailer:
All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.