Everyone has fallen in love with Finding Dory. Thirteen years after Finding Nemo, Disney struck gold again with the Pixar sequel. Finding Dory earned $136 million its first weekend of release. And after less than four months, the film has surpassed $1 billion worldwide.
Finding Dory is also the third Disney film to achieve this honor this year, after Captain America: Civil War, which has made $1.153 billion, and Zootopia, which has made $1.023 billion worldwide.
The movie is now second Pixar film behind Pixar’s Toy Story 3 to reach this monumental achievement. Separately, Dory has grossed $485 million domestically and $517 million globally. It’s the highest-grossing film of 2016 so far.
Finding Dory reunited the Nemo, Dory, and Marlon and was generally well-received by audiences and critics alike. The film brought back our favorite ocean creatures and turned the focus on Dory, who was on a mission to find her family.
Ellen DeGeneres reprised her role as the forgetful fish and rejoined Albert Brooks as Marlon. Nemo had a new voice actor in newcomer Hayden Rolence.
We’ve come to heavily rely on Disney and Pixar to produce great animations and, with the exception of a couple, they haven’t let us down so far.
Finding Dory was directed by Andrew Stanton and will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 15, 2016.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter