As our friends at Screen Junkies humorously put it, Finding Dory might as well be called Finding Money! The whale-sized box office results from Finding Dory's domestic opening weekend haul break the all-time record for animated film opening weekend box office gross. As The Hollywood Reporter published this morning, the $136M splash puts Finding Dory at the top of the record for highest grossing animated film opening weekend, $15M ahead of Dreamwork's longtime record-holder Shrek The Third with $121M. Find out what Finding Dory's record-breaking box office splash means going forward-- as well as a look at the fantastic reviews for the 13 year-coming sequel-- all after the break!
With Finding Dory, the long anticipated sequel to Pixar's 2003 classic Finding Nemo, swimming into theaters TODAY(!!!!!!), this post dives deep into the making of the sure-to-be hit! Dive into the deep blue ocean of fascinating discoveries with this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Finding Dory, along with exclusive posters, new HD stills and clips, and even our first clip of the short film Piper all after the break:
In nearly one week on June 17th, audiences can look forward to reuniting with Dory, Marlin, and Nemo in Pixar's latest much-anticipated sequel, Finding Dory! In addition to the whole new sea of characters that we'll meet, we can also look forward to a land-bearing creature: Piper, an adorable sandpiper hatchling who stars as the titular character in her very own short film, Pixar's Piper. This week, USA Today has given us curious movie-goers our first look at Piper in her adorable rendered glory in not one but two beautiful still images. And even better? A short conversation with Piper first-time director Alan Barillaro revealing the creative process behind Piper's conception. Check out our first look at Piper and her mother as well as USA Today's conversation with Barillaro after the break!
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