The domestic box office crossed the $10 billion Friday, the fastest it has ever hit the milestone — all thanks in large part to the fantasy and animation genres. The 2016 record beats the previous one set in 2013, which reached the high mark on Dec. 7.
With the major success of films such as Finding Dory and Zootopia, it’s safe to say that 2016 was a good year for animated films at the box office. So much so that the Academy has announced that a record 27 features have been submitted for the Best Animated Film category for the 89th Academy Awards.
The Academy rules state that, depending on the number of submitted films which qualify, only two-to-five features will be voted into the nominations. And, in order for the category to receive its maximum amount of five nominees, 16 or more films must qualify.
Gill! Bloat! Peach! Bubbles! The last time we saw Finding Nemo’s tank gang — that beloved ensemble of fish who help Nemo (and themselves) escape from the dentist’s office aquarium — things looked bleak, as the crew were out in the open ocean but stuck in a series of plastic baggies.
There’s no better way to celebrate the DVD release of Finding Dory than through the film’s breakout character: Hank the Octopus.
Well, make that septopus. A freak leg-related accident left the surly Hank — voiced by Ed O’Neill — all the surlier for having been reduced to only seven limbs and, thereby, going from octopus to septopus.
The folks at Disney have decided to usher in the home entertainment release of Finding Dory by honoring Hank with the official coinage of World Septopus Day on Friday, Oct. 7.
Though Frozen’s Princess Anna and Finding Nemo’s Dory have yet to cross paths on the big screen, the actresses behind the Disney and Pixar creations brought their iconic animated characters to life for an adorable improvised scene on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
What would happen if Woody from Toy Story and Dory from Finding Dory crossed paths? Their voice actor counterparts, Tom Hanks and Ellen DeGeneres, found out in their Pixar-off on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Earlier this summer, Disney made an adorable video retelling the story of Finding Nemo with emoji, and now they’re at it again with its recent sequel, Finding Dory.
The biggest movie of the summer keeps getting bigger.
Disney announced Tuesday that as of Aug. 15, Finding Dory has officially made more than $900 million worldwide. The Dory-centric sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo has raked in the cash since opening on June 17, and not only is Dory the biggest domestic movie of the summer, but it’s also the biggest domestic movie of the year with $476.9 million total.
Finding Dory is still swimming — straight to the top of the box office.
Disney has announced that as of this weekend, the Finding Nemo sequel has reeled in an estimated $445.5 million at the domestic box office, surpassing Shrek 2 to become the highest-grossing domestic animated movie of all time.
On your left, Cap.
This weekend, Finding Dory surpassed Captain America: Civil War to become the highest-grossing domestic film of 2016. With an estimated $423 million to Captain America’s $406.2 million, Finding Dory is now the biggest movie of the year in North America and one of only 24 films in history to hit that $400 million mark.
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