Weekend Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Breaks Box Office Records

HOLLYWOOD, June 20, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Disney has another No. 1 film for the 11th time in 2016.

“Finding Dory” broke its share of box office records this weekend, including the largest opening weekend for an animated feature, taking in an estimated $136.1 million in the US, according to Box Office Mojo.

The film has a worldwide take of $186.1 million.

As far as other box office records, “Finding Dory” will now have the largest single day and opening day records for an animated film.

Its opening day totaling is an estimated $54.9 million. Included in that opening day total is $9.2 million in Thursday previews, which is also a record for an animated feature.

Opening in second place was “Central Intelligence,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The buddy comedy opened pretty much as expected with $34.5 million domestically and an estimated global take of $41.3 million.

“The Conjuring 2” drops from first place to third place, taking in $15.5 million over the weekend. The horror flick, starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, has a US total of $71.7 million, bringing its worldwide tally to $187.9 million since its opening June 10.

“Now You See Me 2” drops to fourth place with an estimated weekend box office of $9.6 million, making its domestic take $41.3 million and $91 million globally in its two weeks in release.

The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan and Mark Ruffalo.

“Warcraft” rounds out the Top 5 box office films taking in $6.5 million over the weekend. The fantasy/adventure film has a domestic total of $37.7 million and a worldwide tally of $377.6 million.


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