Box office: ‘Finding Dory’ breaks record for opening of animated film

Above, a scene from "Finding Dory." (Photo credit: Pixar)

Above, a scene from “Finding Dory.” (Photo credit: Pixar)

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — “Finding Dory” is officially the record holder for top animated opening of all time in North American theaters, unseating “Shrek The Third.”

It’s final weekend tally of $135.1 million released Monday was a home run for Disney and Pixar, even though it was just a gill shy of Sunday’s initial estimate of $136.2 million.

Meanwhile, the buddy action comedy “Central Intelligence,” starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, came in slightly above initial estimates with a strong $35.5 million debut weekend.

“The Conjuring,” ”Now You See Me 2″ and “Warcraft,” all of which opened last weekend, rounded out the top five.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. “Finding Dory,” Disney, $135,060,273, 4,305 locations, $31,373 average, $135,060,273, 1 week.
2. “Central Intelligence,” Warner Bros., $35,535,250, 3,508 locations, $10,130 average, $35,535,250, 1 week.
3. “The Conjuring 2,” Warner Bros., $14,880,050, 3,356 locations, $4,434 average, $71,055,136, 2 weeks.
4. “Now You See Me 2,” Lionsgate, $9,373,379, 3,232 locations, $2,900 average, $41,085,908, 2 weeks.
5. “Warcraft,” Universal, $7,241,430, 3,406 locations, $2,126 average, $38,432,955, 2 weeks.
6. “X-Men: Apocalypse,” 20th Century Fox, $5,309,290, 2,632 locations, $2,017 average, $146,157,126, 4 weeks.
7. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows,” Paramount, $5,251,531, 3,086 locations, $1,702 average, $71,981,105, 3 weeks.
8. “Alice Through The Looking Glass,” Disney, $4,290,760, 1,880 locations, $2,282 average, $69,993,684, 4 weeks.
9. “Me Before You,” Warner Bros., $3,911,175, 2,645 locations, $1,479 average, $46,112,029, 3 weeks.
10. “Captain America: Civil War,” Disney, $2,331,622, 1,434 locations, $1,626 average, $401,312,591, 7 weeks.
11. “The Angry Birds Movie,” Sony, $1,693,096, 2,021 locations, $838 average, $103,183,943, 5 weeks.
12. “The Jungle Book,” Disney, $1,488,657, 953 locations, $1,562 average, $355,909,308, 10 weeks.
13. “Zootopia,” Disney, $947,753, 305 locations, $3,107 average, $339,507,242, 16 weeks.
14. “The Nice Guys,” Warner Bros., $822,340, 522 locations, $1,575 average, $34,186,436, 5 weeks.
15. “Love & Friendship,” Roadside Attractions, $734,679, 497 locations, $1,478 average, $10,930,503, 6 weeks.
16. “The Lobster,” A24, $602,175, 319 locations, $1,888 average, $6,644,691, 6 weeks.
17. “Gentleman,” AIM Distribution, $465,302, 125 locations, $3,722 average, $465,302, 1 week.
18. “Maggie’s Plan,” Sony Pictures Classics, $430,521, 335 locations, $1,285 average, $1,766,740, 5 weeks.
19. “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” Universal, $352,005, 464 locations, $759 average, $54,542,870, 5 weeks.
20. “Genius,” Roadside Attractions, $297,146, 134 locations, $2,218 average, $433,696, 2 weeks.

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