Finding Dory breaks US box office record

Finding Dory breaks US box office record

Finding Dory has taken $136.2m (£93.3m) on its opening weekend - making it the most successful launch for an animated film in US box office history, BBC reports.

 

The sequel to Finding Nemo has unseated Shrek the Third - which took $121.6m (£83.1m) on its release in 2007.

 

It is also the second most successful opening weekend of 2016, behind Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.

 

Ellen DeGeneres voices the lead character in Finding Dory, which is released in the UK on 29 July.

 

She also voiced Dory in Finding Nemo, which came out in 2003.

 

Paul Dergarabedian, comScore's senior media analyst, said: "The thought was 'could this be the movie to eclipse Toy Story 3's opening, not, 'could it become the biggest animated opening of all time?'.

 

"That's the power of the Pixar brand."

 

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