Sunday 28 May 2017

Finding Dory splashes into cinemas and breaks animated film record for opening weekend

‘Finding Dory’ film
‘Finding Dory’ film
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Finding Dory is making waves at the US box office, raking in an estimated €120m in its opening weekend.

The figure breaks the all-time world record debut for an animated film, and makes it the second-best June opening after last year’s Jurassic World.

Shrek The Third was the previous record holder, taking in €107.2m in its 2007 opening weekend.

The figure greatly exceeds the €88.2m Disney executives estimated that the film would make over its first three days.

Finding Dory made €48.5m on Friday, breaking the single-day record for any animated film.

The highly-anticipated sequel comes 13 years after the release of Finding Nemo, with voices from Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O’Neill and Diane Keaton.

Finding Dory swims into Irish cinemas on July 29.

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