After getting off to a massive start, ‘Finding Dory’ ended up breaking the record for the biggest opening weekend for an animated film in box office history.
The Disney/Pixar film earned $136.2 million at the US box office this weekend. It surpassed the record set by “Shrek the Third,” which opened to $121.6 million in 2007.
‘Finding Dory’ also nearly doubled the opening weekend of its predecessor, 2003’s ‘Finding Nemo.’ That film went on to become one of the most popular animated movies of all time making $936.7 million worldwide.
Congrats to Ellen and everyone involved!