Woody's News Roundup: FINDING DORY Grosses $1 Billion Worldwide, New Short "LOU" Announced, And TOY STORY Vans Collection
This past week, several very exciting Pixar-related developments have stuck out in a slow early-October news cycle. Possibly the most exciting is that just today Finding Dory officially crossed the $1 Billion Worldwide Box Office gross, becoming the second Pixar feature to claim the title (Toy Story 3 being the first)! In addition, Director Dave Mullins debuted a sneak peak at Pixar's next short film titled "LOU" and will debut with Cars 3 in Summer 2017! Finally, Disney-Pixar collaborated with Vans to create a Toy Story Vans Collection, complete with Woody and Buzz themed shoes and merchandise! More on all of these exciting developments after the break!
What a whale of a summer! Finding Dory has remained the highest grossing domestic release of 2016 claiming over $483 Million at the box office, continuing to swim closer and closer to the $1 Billion worldwide box office mark with international markets Italy and Germany still awaiting our favorite forgetful blue tang Dory. Now with summer coming to a close, what better time than to showcase the extravagant Home Media release that awaits Finding Dory in late October and early November. That's right- Finding Dory is coming to 3D Blu-Ray and DVD on November 15th with an Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on-demand release on October 25th! Check out the hour-long list of bonus features swimming alongside the home media releases of Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory all after the break!
After it's 4th weekend of release in the United States, Finding Dory has officially become the highest grossing domestic release of 2016, beating out Marvel's Captain America: Civil War with $422.6M! Civil War has a cumulative domestic gross of $406.2M. Although Finding Dory still has a ways to go before hitting the billion dollar global box office mark, Pixar's latest entry still stands at a very comfortable $642.8M worldwide box office gross. All is not lost globally as Finding Dory's upcoming theatrical releases in the UK and Japan look to bring fuel to Dory's box office fire. More on Finding Dory's box office success after the break!
As our friends at Screen Junkies humorously put it, Finding Dory might as well be called Finding Money! The whale-sized box office results from Finding Dory's domestic opening weekend haul break the all-time record for animated film opening weekend box office gross. As The Hollywood Reporter published this morning, the $136M splash puts Finding Dory at the top of the record for highest grossing animated film opening weekend, $15M ahead of Dreamwork's longtime record-holder Shrek The Third with $121M. Find out what Finding Dory's record-breaking box office splash means going forward-- as well as a look at the fantastic reviews for the 13 year-coming sequel-- all after the break!
With Finding Dory, the long anticipated sequel to Pixar's 2003 classic Finding Nemo, swimming into theaters TODAY(!!!!!!), this post dives deep into the making of the sure-to-be hit! Dive into the deep blue ocean of fascinating discoveries with this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Finding Dory, along with exclusive posters, new HD stills and clips, and even our first clip of the short film Piper all after the break:
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