'Finding Dory' Makes Box Office History, Now The Biggest Domestic Animated Movie Ever

Finding Dory is still swimming — straight to the top of the box office.

Disney has announced that as of this weekend, the Finding Nemo sequel has reeled in an estimated $445.5 million at the domestic box office, surpassing Shrek 2 to become the highest-grossing domestic animated movie of all time.

Dory added another $11 million to her domestic total this weekend, which was enough to propel her past Shrek 2’s $441.2 million total. The latest Pixar hit should soon pass The Dark Knight Rises ($448.1 million) to become the 10th biggest domestic movie ever.

In addition to being the biggest domestic movie of 2016, Finding Dory also boasts a $721.7 million global total after opening this weekend in Japan, Mexico, and Hong Kong. It has yet to open in markets like the U.K., Italy, and Germany.

Thanks to 2016 hits like Dory, Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, and The Jungle Book, Disney has officially crossed the $2 billion domestic mark as of this weekend, becoming the fastest studio in history to do so. Internationally, Disney has already made more than $3 billion this year for a global total of more than $5 billion. 

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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