'Finding Dory' Starts Breaking Records from the Start; Opens Big on Thursday
Disney/Pixar's sequel to Finding Nemo has opened with a huge $9.2 million in Thursday night preview in North America, well ahead of the next best, Central Intelligence, with the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart-led comedy earning $1.8 million.
Finding Dory may just debut with over $115 million to its name in North America this weekend, which would top Toy Story's $110 million in 2010. Shrek the Third, which earned $121.6 million domestic in its opening weekend back in 2007, may also be under threat.
Finding Nemo grossed $936.7 million globally, and earned a best animated feature Oscar back when it debuted well over a decade ago now. Andrew Stanton returns to direct and star alongside Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres.