“Finding Dory” Swims To Break Box Office Records; Pulls In $136 Million Domestic Opening Weekend

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This weekend, “Finding Dory” swam into theaters and beat the competition to become the #1 Highest Grossing Domestic Movie for the weekend grossing a total of $136.1 million! Back in 2003, “Finding Nemo’s” opening weekend domestic gross was $70.2 million.

“Finding Dory” broke the box office record for the Opening Weekend Record for an Animated Film which was $121.6 million and previously held by “Shrek The Third”. The film also broke the animation record for the Largest Single Day and Opening Day amount with a domestic gross of $54.9 million.

Here is a list of the Highest Grossing Worldwide Movies of 2016 and as you can see “Captain America: Civil War” leads the way but both “Zootopia” and “The Jungle Book” are still chugging along. “Civil War” is now ranked as the 12th Highest Grossing Worldwide Movie Of All Time and “Zootopia” has just passed “The Dark Knight” to take the number 25 spot.xc cxc cxx c

Source: Box Office Mojo

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