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Finding Dory sets record for biggest domestic opening for an animated film

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In addition to being a worthy successor to 2003's Finding Nemo, Finding Dory managed to set a new record for highest domestic opening for an animated film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Pixar film has so far raked in $136.2 million since its debut last Thursday, shattering the previous record set by Shrek the Third, which took in $121.6 million back in 2007. Right now, it has the 18th highest opening weekend total, and is the first animated feature film to break into the top 20.

Finding Dory received critical acclaim last week, and it currently sits at 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. While critics are divided on just how good the movie is as compared to classic Pixar sequels like Toy Story 2, there's general agreement that it's among some of the studio's best. By setting this record, Pixar can comfortably say that, even as the Walt Disney Animation Studio produces great films like Zootopia, its movies continue to be a big draw among moviegoers.


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