Finding Dory blows everyone out of the water at weekend box office

Finding Dory posterWe all knew that Finding Dory, the long-awaited follow-up to 2003’s beloved box office smash Finding Nemo, was going to do well at the box office this weekend — we just didn’t anticipate how well.

The adventure sequel about a blue tang fish with short-term memory loss took home a whopping $136.2 million, shattering records to earn the all-time highest opening weekend for both an animated feature and PG-rated film ever. And with a top-notch 4.5 stars here at, the folks over at Disney/Pixar certainly have many reasons to celebrate on this lovely mid-June weekend.

Try as it may, the funny flick Central Intelligence just couldn’t come close to Dory‘s monumental opening weekend, securing a modest but respectable $34.5 million. The comedy, which pairs polar opposites Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, can still call itself a winner among users, who awarded it an impressive 4.5 star-rating.

After a $40.4 million, number-one opening weekend, The Conjuring 2 fell two spots to third, picking up $15.6 million. Even though it couldn’t hold onto the coveted top spot, the 4.2-star-rated horror sequel has now officially earned over $180 million in just its second weekend at the global box office, easily quadrupling its relatively cheap $40 million budget.

Way back in 2013, Now You See Me ended its theatrical run with over $350 million in the bank, due in large part to its popularity in the foreign market. Unfortunately, with competition rife this summer, its sequel Now You See Me 2  seems to be quickly losing steam at the box office, bringing in just $9.7 million. As of this weekend, the illusionist feature has earned 2.8 stars from users, as well as $91 million at the worldwide box office.

It was a tough battle for the top five between the X-Men and the orcs this weekend, but the 4-star-rated fantasy epic Warcraft managed to edge out the superhero sequel X-Men: Apocalypseadding a small $6.5 million to its significantly larger $318 million global total.

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  1. CDubya • June 20, 2016 @ 1:34 PM

    of course it broke records and went to #1.

  2. Jacob • June 20, 2016 @ 2:35 PM

    I loved that movie. For some reason I found it really cute when Dory was sleeping.

  3. Eileen • June 20, 2016 @ 6:32 PM

    Get it, Dory! I’m also glad the demonic nun from The Conjuring 2 is still kicking around.

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