Finding Dory is now officially the highest-grossing animated film in US history.
The highly anticipated sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo sees chat show host, Ellen DeGeneres, reprise her role as the titular protagonist as Dory starts her journey to discover her parents. The film features a whole host of voice talent, from Idris Elba to Al Brooks and Kaitlin Olson.
Figures released by Disney earlier this week indicate that Finding Dory made an estimated $445.5 million at the US box office in its opening weekend. This total surpasses Shrek 2 which previously held the title of highest-grossing animated film at the US box office with $441.2 million in the same time period in 2004.
Current estimates indicate that Finding Dory will also surpass The Dark Knight Rises, which took $448.1 million, to become the 10th highest-grossing film in US history. Finding Dory’s global total is equally impressive at $721.7 million following its recent opening in Japan, Hong Kong and Mexico.
Finding Dory will be released on July 29th in the UK. You can see the most recent trailer below.