“Finding Dory” Keeps Swimming to $1 Billion

With $484.8 million domestically and $516.9 million internationally through October 9, Pixar’s Finding Dory crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office yesterday, becoming Pixar’s second billion-dollar release alongside Toy Story 3. It is the fifth biggest animated film of all time globally. 

The acclaimed follow-up to Pixar’s 2003 global hit Finding Nemo, Finding Dory debuted domestically on June 17 with $135 million, the biggest debut ever for an animated film, and it is the No. 1 domestic film of the year and the seventh highest-grossing of all time. The film’s top international market is Japan with $65.9 million, followed by the UK with $55.0 million, and it recently opened in its final international markets, Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland, on September 29.

Finding Dory, which has a 94 percent Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes and an A CinemaScore, joins Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Zootopia, and Captain America: Civil War to become The Walt Disney Studios’ fourth billion-dollar release in the past 12 months; it is Disney’s 12th release ever to reach the billion-dollar milestone.