Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation Studios’ long-awaited sequel, Finding Dory opened this weekend with record breaking $136.2 million, the largest domestic opening for an animated feature.

Finding Dory earned an estimated $136.2 million from 4,305 theaters for a $31,634 per theater average (breaking Brave‘s record), surpassing Sherk the Third’s $121.6 million from 4,122 theaters for a $29,507 average.

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Dory grossed $9.2 million from Thursday night previews, a record for both Pixar and any animated film and $54.9 million on its opening day, marking both the biggest opening day and single-day for an animated film. It is also the first time that an animated film has grossed over $50 million in a single day.

As of June 19, 2016, Dory grossed $136.2 million in North America and $186.2 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $322.4 million.

The weekend’s other big release, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Central Intelligence was projected to gross around $30 million in its domestic opening weekend, but it went on to gross $34.5 million in North America and $6.8 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $41.3 million, against a budget of $50 million.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Conjuring 2 dropped to third spot with $15.5 million its second weekend for a total of $71.7 million in North America. Internationally, it added $41.9 million brining the total to $116 million, the overall worldwide total of $187 million, against a budget of $40 million.

Summit Entertainment’s Now You See Me 2 added $9.6 million, its second weekend in fourth place for a total of $41.4 million in North America and $49.7 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $91.1 million, against a budget of $90 million.

Universal Pictures’ Warcraft added $6.5 million, its second weekend at the domestic box office in fifth spot. The film grossed $37.7 million in North America and $339.9 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $377.6 million, against a budget of $160 million.

This weekend’s forecast (via boxofficemojo):

  1. Finding Dory (4,305 theaters) – $136.2 M
  2. Central Intelligence (3,508 theaters) – $34.5 M
  3. The Conjuring 2 (3,356 theaters) – $15.5 M
  4. Now You See Me 2 (3,232 theaters) – $9.6 M
  5. Warcraft (3,406 theaters) – $6.5 M
  6. X-Men: Apocalypse (2,632 theaters) – $5.2 M
  7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (3,086 theaters) – $5.2 M
  8. Me Before You (2,645 theaters) – $4.1 M
  9. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1,880 theaters) – $3.6 M
  10. Captain America: Civil War (1,434 theaters) – $2.2 M

 

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