Finding Dory swims past $1 billion at the global box office

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Finding Dory, the sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo, about the forgetful little blue tang has reached a staggering $1 billion at the global box office.

This incredible success makes Finding Dory the fifth-highest grossing animated film of all time, as Disney announced on Sunday. It also makes Finding Dory the highest-grossing US release of 2016 so far, raking in $485 million. The animated film was also a success overseas, making $517 million internationally.

Following a good year for animated films, this marks Disney’s fourth film in the last 12 months to reach $1 billion at the box office, and Pixar’s second film ever to reach the coveted milestone.

Finding Dory follows Dory, a blue tang fish with short-term memory loss, who can only recall one thing: that she was separated from her parents. The film chronicles her journey as she travels the ocean in search of her parents with the help of old friends Marlin and Nemo. The film boasts the collective talents of Ellen DeGeneres, who voices the titular role of Dory, as well as Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Sigourney Weaver, Kaitlin Olson and Albert Brooks.

The film has been a non-stop success since opening earlier in the summer on June 8th with the seventh-biggest US opening and the biggest opening weekend of all time.

It seems Finding Dory will just keep swimming onto Blu-ray/DVD for November 28th, 2016 in the UK. Watch the trailer below:

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