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“Finding Dory” Nets Biggest Domestic Opening for Animated Movie


Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) —Finding Dory made a huge splash at the box office this weekend.

Thirteen years after Finding Nemo first hit theaters, Pixar and Disney’s sequel had the largest domestic opening ever for an animated film with a $136.2 million in it’s opening weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The previous highest animated debut in the U.S. was DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek the Third, which debuted to $121.6 million in 2007. Until now, Pixar’s best opening weekend was 2010’s Toy Story 3 with $110.3 million

The story, which centers on Dory’s attempts to reunite with her parents, whom she lost years ago, features Ellen DeGeneres returning as voice of the titular character, and Albert Brooks reprising his role as Marlin. Newcomer Hayden Rolence voices the character of Nemo.

Modern Family stars Ty Burrell and Ed O’Neill also supply voices, along with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Kaitlin Olson.

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