Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Is No. 1 With All-Time Domestic Opening for Animation
It’s rare that a movie not only matches expectations but exceeds them. This is especially the case with the sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo, the aptly-titled, Finding Dory.
With its $136.2 million opening for this weekend, Finding Dory not only came in at No. 1, it set a new record for the biggest domestic opening of all-time for an animated film. Even more impressive, Finding Dory has become the first animated film ever to land on the list of Top 20 openings in history, coming in at No. 18, above Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest but below The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. But that’s not all, as its Friday gross of $55.2 million is the most any animated film has ever made in a single day. It’s hard to imagine anything short of a Frozen sequel topping that.
Needless to say, it wasn’t even a race at the box office this week, although it wasn’t as though no other films made a dent either.
Central Intelligence, the buddy comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, earned a strong $34.5 million to come in at No. 2. Given how this summer movie season has been going so far, that might have been enough to come in at No. 1 in just about any other week. In addition to its domestic haul, the movie earned $6.8 overseas to bring its worldwide total to $41.3 million, which brings the film closer to matching its $50 million budget, which was split three ways between Universal, New Line and Warner Bros.
Meanwhile, The Conjuring 2 remains strong in its second week, earning $15.6 million to land at No. 3. The numbers are even more notable overseas, as the horror sequel brought in $41.9 million from 57 markets. All in all, The Conjuring 2 has earned $187.9 million worldwide in just two weeks.
Rounding out the top five are two big summer movies in their second weekend: Now You See Me 2 earned $9.7 million to land at No. 4, while Warcraft just barely hangs on to a top 5 spot with $6.5 million. However, the positive for Warcraft is its remarkable showing in China, where the film has earned $205 million.
But how did the rest of the Top 10 do at the weekend box office? Check out the full Top 10 below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 06/20/2016
1. Finding Dory ($136.2 million)
2. Central Intelligence ($34.5 million)
3. The Conjuring 2 ($15.6 million)
4. Now You See Me 2 ($9.7 million)
5. Warcraft ($6.5 million)
6. X-Men: Apocalypse ($5.2 million)
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ($5.2 million)
8. Me Before You ($4.2 million)
9. Alice Through the Looking Glass ($3.6 million)
10. Captain America: Civil War ($2.3 million)
What, if anything, did you see at the movies this weekend? What do you want to see? And what are you looking forward to in the future? Sound off in the comments!
And for more on the weekend in film and entertainment, read more on the tragic death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, who died at age 27 in a freak accident this weekend.