Box-Office Milestone: 'Finding Dory' Sprints Past $900M
The prequel gives Disney the four top-grossing films of 2016 so far at the worldwide box office.
It's a good thing Olympic champ Michael Phelps didn't have to swim against Finding Dory.
The Pixar prequel sprinted past the $900 million mark at the worldwide box office Monday, becoming the fourth Disney release of 2016 to cross that threshold.
Better yet, Disney claims the four top-grossing titles of the year to date globally — Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion), Zootopia ($1.02 billion), The Jungle Book ($947.6 million) and Finding Dory, which opened in mid-June to record numbers.
The good news doesn't end there. Finding Dory is the top-grossing movie of the year in North America to date with $476.6 million (Civil War follows with $407.5 million). Overseas, where Finding Dory isn't done with its run, the animated film has grossed $423.5 million for a total of $900.1 million.
Finding Dory, which opened June 17, has passed the $871 million earned by Finding Nemo in its original 2003 run, not accounting for inflation, and is expected to ultimately match the $936 million lifetime gross of Finding Nemo, which includes rereleases.
When adjusting for inflation, however, Finding Nemo's domestic gross rises to $487.9 million for a worldwide haul of $1.04 billion. (It earned $555.9 million internationally.)
Disney is dominating in 2016 market share; its domestic box-office revenue stands at $2.07 billion. The next closest studios are Warner Bros. ($1.22 billion) and Fox ($1.13 billion).