Finding Dory which premiered on Thursday night has smashed previous box office records for animation and set a new one after raking in $136.2Million in just three days.
The sequel to 2003’s “Finding Nemo” was bolstered by strong reviews and residual affection for the Oscar-winning first film as it opened with $9.2 million on its first night, surpassing previous animation record-holders such as Minions ($6.2 million), Despicable Me 2 ($4.7 million), Toy Story 3 ($4 million), and Inside Out ($3.7 million), sources confirmed.
Disney has had a series of box office successes and Finding Dory is just another one.
Presently, Disney holds the title for the three biggest global movies of 2016: Captain America: Civil War ($1.14 billion worldwide), Zootopia ($1.01 billion), and The Jungle Book ($912 million).
Speaking on Disney’s success, Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore, “It’s amazing when you look at the longevity of this brand, the viability of it, and the unfettered enthusiasm pretty much everyone has for Pixar.”
“Finding Dory” centers on a blue tang fish with short term memory loss (Ellen DeGeneres) and her quest to be reunited with her long-lost parents.
Finding Dory’s overseas success brought in $50 million from 29 international markets, including Australia, Argentina, Russia and China, where its $17.5 million debut ranked as the biggest ever for a Pixar release.