Finding Dory has officially become one of the most successful animated movies of all time, after it smashed through the $1billion mark at the US Box Office.
The achievement puts the Pixar hit behind only Frozen, Minions, Toy Story 3 and Zootopia in the rankings of highest-grossing animations ever.
Finding Nemo's sequel sees Dory, voiced by chatshow host Ellen DeGeneres, swim off in an attempt to find her family.
It had the highest-grossing opening weekend of any animated film when it arrived in US cinemas in June 2016.
This is Pixar's second billion-dollar release, along with Toy Story 3, and Disney's second billion-dollar animation of 2016, along with Zootopia, which features the voice talents of Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba and Shakira.
But Frozen seems immovable in its spot at the top, with over $100 million separating the 2013 hit from its closest competition Minions, the only non-Disney film to make the top 5.
In a recent clip from The Ellen Show Kristen Bell, who voices Frozen's beloved Anna, made an appearance, undoubtedly creating some kind of crack in the space-time continuum as Dory and Anna had an actual, real-life conversation.
It's also not the first time Ellen has played havoc with a few Pixar fan theories. She and Tom Hanks had a good old chinwag as their characters Woody and Dory recently, fuelling that whole 'Pixar Universe' idea everyone is obsessed with.
And DeGeneres told Digital Spy that she wouldn't rule out the possibility of doing another sequel to the Nemo series – meaning another Pixar film might make its way into the highest grossing animated movies yet.
Source: Digital Spy
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