Dory may get lost swimming around an anemone, but she knows her way to the box office. Even with a little slow down as of late, “Finding Dory,” from the amazing talented folk of Pixar, has found its way to the top of the domestic box office passing “Shrek 2” to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
Over the weekend “Finding Dory” added $11 million to the domestic box office total for a total of $449.7 million sinnce opening. That also moves it into the top 10 domestic movies of all time. That spot was previously held by “The Dark Knight Rises” with $448.1 Million. (It’s also the second highest grossing film in the last 365 days, the top honor goes to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with $936.6M)
he international box office receipts have brought the global total to $726 Million. That seemed a bit low to me, but it turns out there are a number of markets it has yet to open in, including the U.K., Italy, and Germany. It should end up above $800 million, which would put it beyond “Shrek the Third.” “Inside Out” finished around $857 Million for comparison.
Finding Dory has also helped Disney cross the $2 billion total for all domestic receipts (which is good because it gets the largest share of the receipts in the US). Others helping with great box office support include “Captain America: Civil War,” “Zootopia,” and “The Jungle Book.” If you weren’t already impressed, this is the fastest any studio has ever made $2 billion domestically. Then to top if all off, Disney has also made $3 billion internationally, which brings the studio’s film division to over $5 billion so far in 2016. The year is barely half over. Imagine that.