‘Finding Dory’ Makes Box Office History

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.

DORYThat makes the tale about the forgetful fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres the biggest opening for an animated film in box office history.

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

Edited by Jesus Chan

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