‘Finding Dory’ is now officially the highest grossing animated film ever in the US.
In only a month since its release in the States, ‘Finding Dory’, the sequel to 2003’s ‘Finding Nemo’, has raked in over $445.5m [£337.7m] in the box office.
The smash hit film has surpassed ‘Shrek 2’ – which previously held the number one spot since its release in 2004 – by earning $441.2m [£334.5m].
The animated sequel, which arrives in UK cinemas 29 July, has also earned the position of the top domestic earner of the year. ‘Finding Dory’ overtook the previous top earner last week, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which earned roughly $406.5m [£308.2m].
Internationally, Finding Dory is approaching the $1 billion [£758m] milestone, with a current worldwide gross of a whopping $721.7m [£547m].
In ‘Finding Dory’, the forgetful blue fish goes in search of her long-lost parents with the help of memorable characters from the first movie.
Alongside chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, the voice talent in the film also includes ‘The Simpsons’ Al Brooks, Idris Elba and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Kaitlin Olson.
If the film’s staggering financial success is any indication of viewer’s enjoyment, ‘Finding Dory’ might just be the way to have a swimmingly good summer.