'Finding Dory' Sets Record With $136.2 Million Box Office Debut

The sequel to 'Finding Nemo' has set a new record for an opening weekend by an animated movie.

AceShowbiz - "Finding Dory" has made a gigantic splash at the box office. The sequel to "Finding Nemo" set a new record for an opening weekend by an animated movie with an estimated $136.2 million. It's also the only animated movie to crack the overall list of top 20 openings, ranking No. 18.

"Finding Dory", featuring the voice of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolence, also grossed around $50 million overseas, bringing its global total up to around $186.2 million. It replaced the previous animated weekend record holder "Shrek the Third", which debuted to $121.6 million in 2007.

The Rock and Kevin Hart's "Central Intelligence" came in second place with an estimated $34.5 million. Overseas, the action-comedy earned around $6.8 million for a total world bow of $41.3 million.

"The Conjuring 2" nabbed the third place with an estimated $15.6 million. "Now You See Me 2" was placed No. 4, earning around $9.7 million. Video game-based "Warcraft", meanwhile, rounded out the top five with an estimated $6.5 million.

  1. "Finding Dory" - $136.2 million
  2. "Central Intelligence" - $34.5 million
  3. "The Conjuring 2" - $15.6 million
  4. "Now You See Me 2" - $9.7 million
  5. "Warcraft" - $6.5 million
  6. "X-Men: Apocalypse" - $5.2 million
  7. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" - $5.2 million
  8. "Me Before You" - $4.2 million
  9. "Alice Through the Looking Glass" - $3.6 million
  10. "Captain America Civil War" - $2.3 million

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