Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office this weekend, with the hit sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo hitting $1.001 billion around the globe.
Dory is the year’s highest-grossing domestic release with $485 million, and the third biggest movie of the year worldwide after fellow Disney releases Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion) and Zootopia ($1.023 billion). It’s also the second Pixar release to hit the $1 billion mark after Toy Story 3, which earned $1.067 billion back in 2010.
2016 has certainly been a great year for Disney, with The Jungle Book falling just short of the billion mark with $966.2 million, and Moana, Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story all still to come.
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his echolocation skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.