Animated follow-up film Finding Dory is creating a storm at the box office in terms of sales.
The Disney and Pixar film opened to $136.2 million at the North American box office over the past weekend.
It surpassed the record set by Shrek the Third, which opened to $121.6 million in 2007.
Dory also nearly doubled the opening weekend of its predecessor, 2003’s Finding Nemo.
Now, the following is just some of what the critics are saying:
In deciding not to stray far from the first film in plot or tone, it makes for a pleasant, familiar, cheerfully unassuming fish-in-her-water tale. Full review
Ann Hornaday· Washington Post
“Finding Dory” can be touching, sweet and tender, but it’s compulsively, preposterously and steadfastly funny. Full review
Joe Morgenstern· Wall Street Journal
Ellen DeGeneres excels in Pixar’s Finding Nemo sequel, and the cartoon universe gains a new eight-legged superhero – but a heavy-handed approach threatens to drown the film’s disability message. Full review
Jordan Hoffman· The Guardian
If Finding Dory lacks the fresh surprise of its predecessor, it still brims with humor, heart and animation miracles. Full review
Peter Travers· Rolling Stone
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
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