Friday, February 10, 2017

‘Finding Dory’ Crosses $1B Worldwide


This weekend Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory officially became the second animated feature in 2016 to pass the $1 billion mark at the global box office, marking the first time in film history that two animated films have achieved a billion-dollar gross in the same calendar year.

The other animated film that has grossed over $1 billion in 2016 is the Disney-produced Zootopia, which earned $1.023 billion during its theatrical run. Only one live-action film has grossed $1 billion this year—Disney’s Captain America: Civil War.

Finding Dory picked up $8.9 million from foreign territories last weekend, lifting its international total to $516.7m. Combined with its gross of $484.8m in the United States, where it is the top grossing film of 2016 to date, Finding Dory has earned $1,001,480,568.

Below is the all-time animation top ten, not accounting for inflation:

  1. Frozen (Disney): $1.27 billion
  2. Minions (Illumination): $1.15 billion
  3. Toy Story 3 (Pixar): $1.06 billion
  4. Zootopia (Disney): $1.02 billion
  5. Finding Dory (Pixar): $1 billion
  6. The Lion King (Disney): $987.5 million
  7. Despicable Me 2 (Illumination): $970.8 million
  8. Finding Nemo (Pixar): $936.7 million
  9. Shrek 2 (DreamWorks): $919.8 million
  10. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Blue Sky): $886.7 million

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