The new feature film from Pixar made a huge splash at the box office over the weekend. USA Today reports that “Finding Dory” delivered an opening weekend record for an animated film, pulling in $136.2 million in box-office receipts.
That beat the previous record of $121.6 million, which was set in 2007 by DreamWorks’ “Shrek the Third.”
“The ‘Dory’ tally also marked the biggest PG-rated opening (previously ‘Shrek the Third’) and the largest Pixar opening weekend (topping 2010’s ‘Toy Story 3,’ which opened with $110.3 million),” the report notes.
A 3D computer-animated comedy adventure, “Finding Dory” is a sequel to the 2003 hit “Finding Nemo.”
“‘Finding Dory’ also scored with critics, receiving a 95% positive critical rating on the review aggregation site RottenTomatoes.com, and getting an A from audiences at CinemaScore,” USA Today notes.
Here’s the official U.S. trailer for “Finding Dory” …