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Finding Dory crosses $1 billion mark world-wide

Finding Dory

Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY Pixar’s Finding Dory has become the third film of 2016 to cross the $1 billion mark. The other two titles also belong to Disney.

The belated follow-up to Finding Nemo has earned $485 million in the US alone, where it is the top-grossing movie of the year to date. It has taken a further $517 million internationally. The movie is the second Pixar title in history to cross $1 billion after Toy Story 3, not accounting for inflation.

Directed by Nemo‘s Andrew Stanton, who also penned the script, Finding Dory also re-teams him with Nemo voice stars Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, as Dory goes off to search for her parents (and some of her memory).

The film was released early in the summer, to coincide with the summer holidays, in most territories. But Disney delayed the release in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland – enabling the film to gain a late box office surge and cross the landmark amount.

The only other two films to become members of the coveted $1 billion club this year are “Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War (with $1.153 billion) and Disney Animation Studios’ Zootropolis ($1.023 billion).

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