“Finding Dory” Breaks Box Office Records To Win Weekend
Finding Dory not only swam to the top of the box office this weekend, but it also broke some records in the process. The sequel to Finding Nemo racked up the highest Thursday night opening ever for an animated film, and that was just the start of what was to come. On Friday, the Disney-Pixar movie, which features the voice of Ellen DeGeneres in the title role, earned the biggest opening day for an animated film in history. And now the flick has secured the largest opening weekend of all time for an animated film.
Finding Dory racked up $136.2 million, which was more than enough (several times over) to win this weekend’s box office race. Coming in a very distant second was the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart movie Central Intelligence, which took in $34.5 million. Last week’s chart-topper, The Conjuring 2, slipped down to third with $15.6 million in ticket sales. Fourth and fifth places went to Now You See Me 2 and Warcraft with $9.7 million and $6.4 million, respectively.
Rounding out the Top 10 were X-Men: Apocalypse in sixth with $5.2 million, while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows nabbed seventh with $5.1 million. Me Before You came in eighth with $4.2 million, and Alice Through The Looking Glass was in ninth with $3.6 million. Just making it into the last position in the Top 10 was Captain America: Civil War, having earned $2.3 million.