Finding Dory blows animation record out of the water


Finding Dory has become the highest-grossing animated debut of all time.

Pixar's sequel to 2003´s Finding Nemo - featuring the voice of Ellen DeGeneres as the forgetful blue fish - has far-surpassed its already ocean-sized expectations to take in $136.2 million (£94.8m) in North American cinemas.

The 2007 film Shrek The Third was the previous record holder, with a $121.6 million (£84.6m) debut.

Finding Dory is also now the second largest June opening of all time.

Elsewhere at the box office, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson's buddy comedy Central Intelligence also had a relatively muscular weekend, taking second place with $34.5 million (£24m).