‘Finding Dory’ is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, the highest-grossing Pixar film, the highest-grossing animated film in North America

Finding Dory has defeated the all time DreamWorks’ record holder Shrek 2 to become the highest grossing animated film ever domestically. The fish tale has earned $445.5 million in North America till date as compared to Shrek 2 which garnered a whooping $441.2 at the North American box office. The animated feature which sailed in theatres on 17 June, 2016 has managed to outdo Shrek The Third in its opening domestic collection itself as it grabbed $136.2 million solely in North America. Thus, it received the title of gaining the highest box office opening for an animated movie. And Dory has swam a long way for now by its fifth weekend as the movie has gained $276.2 million from overseas market, thus amounting to a total collection of $721.7 million globally. And not to forget this statistics is till date so this number is only going to increase in the days to come. Dory and Shrek 2 In a nutshell, Finding Dory has gained several feathers to its hat of being the highest-grossing film of 2016 in North America, the highest-grossing Pixar film, the highest-grossing Walt Disney Pictures release, the highest-grossing Disney animated film, the highest-grossing animated film overall, and the eleventh highest-grossing film of all time. Also, Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets has created tremors at the box office as it collected $203.1 million domestically by the end of its second weekend. It has swept away $50.8 million from the overseas market to make a worldwide total of $253.9 million. Blue Sky’s Ice age: Collision Course has also put up a decent performance by collecting a total of $127 million in its opening weekend. The feature is yet to release in the USA. However, we just can’t get over the new record created by Disney Pixar’s colourful, creative and emotional empowering animated story. Dory has swam far ahead of her little friend Nemo and all her animated folks too!