Finding Dory Breaks Box Office Record After Crossing $300 Million
Finding Dory just keeps swimming at the box office and it has been revealed that with its added $14.7 million on Tuesday, June 28, the film has officially crossed the $300 million mark at the domestic box office for a domestic total of $311.2 million. The film became the 11th animated movie ever to reach this threshold and set a new record by reaching the milestone in just 12 days, surpassing the 18 day record held by both Shrek 2 and Toy Story 3. In addition, Finding Dory is The Walt Disney Studios’ fourth release of 2016 to cross $300 million and its 18th ever.
Finding Dory picks up six months after the first movie, with Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) living a quiet life among the clown fishes. After going with Nemo on a class trip to see manta rays migrate back home, her home sickness leads the forgetful Dory on a quest to find where she came from.
Finding Dory features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life, such as her parents.
Findng Nemo helmer Andrew Stanton (John Carter) returns to the directors chair for the animated film, which features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Michael Sheen, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.