Box-Office Milestone: 'Finding Dory' Crosses $1B Worldwide

Finding Dory Still 2 - Publicity - H 2016
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Finding Dory Still 2 - Publicity - H 2016

The Pixar sequel is the third film of the year to reach the mark after two fellow Disney releases.

Pixar and Disney's Finding Dory has swum past the $1 billion mark at the global box office, thanks to a late run in some parts of Europe.

The sequel is only the third film of the year so far to cross $1 billion following two fellow Disney releases: Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion) and Disney Animation Studios' Zootopia ($1.023 billion).

Finding Dory has earned $485 million in North America — where it is the top-grossing movie of the year to date — and $517 million internationally. The movie is the second Pixar title in history to top $1 billion after Toy Story 3, not accounting for inflation.

Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton returned to write and direct Finding Dory, reteaming with Nemo voice stars Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks (Nemo was voiced by newcomer Hayden Rolence).

Disney recently opened Finding Dory in German, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland, its final foreign markets.