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Weekend Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Makes Big Splash at #1

Weekend Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Makes Big Splash at #1

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Finding Dory made a big splash at the box office this weekend! The Finding Nemo sequel debuted with $136.2 million and features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, and Albert Brooks. It is officially the second largest June opening of all time – just behind last year’s Jurassic World.

In case you’re wondering how that compares to Finding Nemo, which premiered 13 years ago, the film made $70.2 million opening weekend and went on to gross $936.7 million worldwide.

Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, came in second with $34.5 million. It didn’t hurt that Hart bought out a number of theaters in the Los Angeles area to treat fans to free screenings.

The Conjuring 2 came in third with $15.6 million, and Now You See Me 2 came in fourth with $9.6 million. Coming in fifth was Warcraft with $6.5 million, and despite only grossing $37.7 million so far in the US, the film has made a worldwide total to date of $377 million – making it the largest grossing video game film to date.

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Emma Loggins

Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized “Geek Girl”, Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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