#BOXOFFICE: “FINDING DORY” MAKES A HUGE SPLASH IN OPENING
Disney‘s makes a huge splash with FINDING DORY this weekend, debuting with an all-time record for an opening of an Animated Festure with $140 million from 4,305 theatres! After incubating for several years, this Sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo does it right, striking a chord with Critics, who gave it a 95% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. By contrast, its Predecessor made $70 million in its opening.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE opens big in second with $33 million for Warner Bros. in 3,508 theatres. The Comedy starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets a 65% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a promising A- CinemaScore.
Last week’s champ THE CONJURING 2 slips to third in the wake of stiff competition, but still earns $16 million in its second week out, a total $72.2 million thus far domestically. Not bad for a Horror!
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is in fourth with $10 million, a total of $41.7 million over two weeks for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
WARCRAFT slips to fifth spot for Universal Pictures with $7 million in its second week out.
Rounding out the Top Ten is CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR with $2.2 million in its seventh week for Disney, just surpassing $400 million in North America.