Monday, June 20, 2016
'Finding Dory' Keeps on Swimming to Box Office Records
The colossal haul of $136.2 million also places it as the second biggest opening of 2016 so far, behind only Captain America: Civil War. The film was expected to open well, but the scale of the success it has achieved has taken many industry pundits by surprise. As well as family audiences, the film will also appeal to those who have grown up with the original- a similar phenomenon that served Toy Story 3 so well back in 2010. Finding Dory has also apparently been particularly successful at attracting female audiences, with women making up 62% of the opening weekend audience.
The question now is whether the film will have the staying power to see it overtake the year's current animated number one Zootopia. If so, Disney's latest movie not hold on to its current position as the fourth most successful animated film for very long.
Finding Dory is now showing in cinemas in the US and Canada and will open in the United Kingdom in July.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.