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Finding Dory Has a Record Breaking Weekend

The Disney/Pixar animated movie Finding Dory has set a new record at the box office this weekend. The sequel to the 2003s hit Finding Nemo has had a great opening weekend with a massive haul of $136 million. This weekend sets the record for best opening for an animated movie.

It really was a big weekend for the box office compared to the last few weeks. Center Intelligence with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart made a modest $35 million in it’s first week.With domestic ticket sales dropping off at 72% for Warcraft it seems that the summer won’t have that many movies with returns over $500 million, except X-Men Apocalypse which finally crossed that mark. Given that some of those movies actually spend an extra amount on marketing it is always a challenge to make that money back. Movies like the Conjuring 2 can make a higher profit then those big blockbusters like Warcraft.

Weekend Estimates

  1. Finding Dory- $ 136 million
  2. Central Intelligence- $ 34.5 million
  3. The Conjuring 2- $15.5 million
  4. Now You See Me 2- $ 9.6 million
  5. Warcraft- $ 6.5 million

Thankfully for the movie market Finding Dory is poised to be another top movie from Disney. With Zootopia, Jungle Book, and Captain America: Civil War Disney has already become the most profitable studio this year. Even with expensive re-shoots the winter release of Star Wars: Rogue One is looking to do well at the theater.

Let us know if you enjoyed Finding Dory in the comment section below. Also what other movies are you looking forward to seeing this summer?

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