“Finding Dory,” which comes 13 years after its predecessor, racked in a whopping $136.2 million in North American theaters. According to comScore, it has knocked “Shrek the Third” out of its spot, becoming the highest-grossing animated debut of all time. “Shrek the Third” (2007) debuted with $121.6 million. The Pixar sequel also broke records for the studio’s biggest opening. “Toy Story 3” was the previous record-holder, with a $110.3 million open.
Analysts expected a big open for the film, but were still shocked by the numbers.
“Finding Dory,” starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Ty Burrell, has also become the second-largest June opening of all time. “Jurassic World” still holds the No. 1 spot.
“Central Intelligence” came in second place this weekend with $34.5 million. The comedy-action stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. “The Conjuring 2,” which came out last weekend, dropped to No. 3 with $15.6 million, earning a total of $71.7 million. “Now You See Me 2” and “Warcraft” earned the No. 4 and No. 5. spots.
Did you guys see any good movies this weekend? I can’t say I’m shocked at the numbers “Finding Dory” pulled. My local theaters sold out of tickets Friday and Saturday! Tell us some reviews or recommendations in the comments.