Finding Dory Breaks Animated Box Office Record With $136 Million Opening

Posted: Jun 20 2016, 7:20am CDT | by , in News | Latest Movie News

Finding Dory Breaks Animated Box Office Record with $136 Million Opening
  • Finding Dory Sets Box Office Records with Highest Opening for an Animated Feature

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Disney-Pixar animated movie Finding Dory culminates records to its name upon domestic and international release.

The summer love for movies begins and there is nothing better than a splash in the ocean. Disney and Pixar take us back to the seas where we fell in love with Finding Nemo thirteen years ago.

Finding Dory soon became one of the most anticipated animated movies this year. Coming on the back of some successful animated movies this year including Zootopia and Angry Birds, the anticipation for Finding Dory to do great on the box office was huge.

Given the records of the sequels of successful animated movies, this sequel was expected to get a 90 percent bump from Finding Nemo back in 2003. The movie was poised to get the accolade of the highest earning animated movie in its opening weekend.

As far as we know, Finding Dory has done it. Opening in 4,305 theaters for a $31,634 per theater average, the movie has earned a record breaking estimated $136.1 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

What’s more is that the movie has earned a clean "A" Cinema Score taking the highest animated opening weekend record. Finding Dory has broken the record for the largest single day and opening day for an animated film with its opening day totaling an estimated $54.9 million.

Families made up the largest chunk of the audience with up to 65 percent, adults turned out in force up to 26 percent, followed by teens at 9 percent. IMAX theaters, not generally a family destination, turned in $5 million domestically.

Finding Dory was also released in 29 material territories with an estimated $50 million launch to take the No. 1 spot at the international box office this weekend. Finding Dory is currently 33% ahead of Inside Out, 51% over Monsters University and 63% bigger than Finding Nemo.

Starring Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, Albert Brooks as Marlin and Hayden Rolence as Nemo, the film featured the voices of Ed O’Neil, Ty Burrell, Kate McKinnon, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bill Hader, Kaitlin Olson and Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy as Dory’s parents.

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