As expected, our favorite little blue fish has swam her way to the very top in Pixar's greatly-anticipated release Finding Dory. Indeed, ever since the animated blockbuster hit box offices on June 17, the film has been awash with a wave of positive reviews.
And while critical opinion is at an all-time high, currently standing at an impressive 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, Dory has also been simulataneously swimming in cash. In its opening weekend, Finding Dory has just racked in a whopping $136.2 million — a new record for any animated film debut in the history of cinema. Currently, it also serves as the second most successful opening weekend of 2016, behind Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.
Take a look at the trailer below, which tells the story of our forgetful little blue tang fish and her buddies, who all go in search of her parents:
The fact that Finding Dory has done so well at the box offices must warrant a huge sigh of relief from the Pixar team. Their previous blockbuster, The Good Dinosaur, failed to bring in tremendous profits.
Plus, considering the original Finding Nemo drew in mind-blowing profits of $380.8 million domestically and $936.7 million worldwide, it's fair to assume that Dory's contribution, albeit slightly forgetful, may be racing ahead to achieve similar figures.