‘Finding Dory’ Is Fastest Animated Movie to Cross $300 Million Domestic Mark

In just 12 days, Disney Pixar’s film made a cumulative $311.2 million in North America

Last Updated: June 29, 2016 @ 9:54 AM

“Finding Dory” is the fastest animated movie to cross the $300 million domestic benchmark, Disney announced Wednesday.

In just 12 days, the Disney Pixar film made a domestic cumulative of $311.2 million, surpassing the previous record of 18 days held by “Shrek 2” and “Toy Story 3.” Those films went on to gross $441 million and $415 million, respectively.

“Finding Dory” is the 11th animated film to surpass the $300 million mark and is Disney’s fourth release of 2016 to do so. It is the studio’s 18th film to make over $300 million domestically.

Globally, the film starring Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O’Neill, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton and Ty Burrell has grossed $433 million, from which $121.8 million comes from international territories.

“Finding Dory” opens in Brazil and the Netherlands this weekend, and the film has still to open in territories like Mexico, Japan and Germany.

The sequel to 2003’s “Finding Nemo”  had already broken the record for highest grossing animated movie during Thursday previews with its $9.2 million haul, easily topping Universal’s “Minions,” the previous record holder. “Finding Dory” then went on to enjoy the biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated film, bringing in $135 million, well ahead of initial expectations.

“Finding Dory” currently holds a score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.