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:
In nearly one week on June 17th, audiences can look forward to reuniting with Dory, Marlin, and Nemo in Pixar's latest much-anticipated sequel, Finding Dory! In addition to the whole new sea of characters that we'll meet, we can also look forward to a land-bearing creature: Piper, an adorable sandpiper hatchling who stars as the titular character in her very own short film, Pixar's Piper. This week, USA Today has given us curious movie-goers our first look at Piper in her adorable rendered glory in not one but two beautiful still images. And even better? A short conversation with Piper first-time director Alan Barillaro revealing the creative process behind Piper's conception. Check out our first look at Piper and her mother as well as USA Today's conversation with Barillaro after the break!
In a surprising article published this morning on USA Today, Disney and Pixar not only confirmed who the Director for Cars 3 is, but also gave some interesting plot details as well as introductions to two new major characters! Cars 3 Director Brian Fee is a longtime "Pixarian" known for his Story Board artistry from such favorites as Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and most recently Monsters University. Check out our first look at Cars 3 concept art and story details in a full interview with Director Brian Fee after the break!
After yesterday's release of the final Finding Dory trailer, a new onslaught of news bits has us clamoring to sea this 13-year long awaited sequel! Featuring two first look clips including Crush and Squirt and Hank the octopus, a new International Australian trailer, and the full Finding Dory Soundtrack tracklist, this news post is sure to delight the fanboy/girl in all of us! Check out all of the latest and more after the break:
The final Finding Dory trailer has hit the web and is more spectacular than even the last. After watching the trailer below, feel free to read the new Character Bio's and Key Art that has been recently added to Disney.com/finding-dory. Additionally, learn Finding Dory Fun Facts including how Dory learned to speak whale and why Hank is a seven armed octopus! Without further ado, check out the last Finding Dory trailer after the break!
Ben Zacuto is studying Marketing Communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is pursuing a career in the animation industry, with a particular interest in film business and marketing.
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