Weekend Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Swims to Record $136.2M

Pixar And Disney's Sequel

Pixar and Disney’s sequel Finding Dory swam to a massive $136,2 million debut haul, landing the biggest domestic opening for an animated feature of all time.

Moviegoers gave the long-awaited sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo an A CinemaScore, and a great 95% of critics on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

New Line’s spy comedy Central Intelligence starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart debuted in second place with $34.5 million. Moviegoers gave the Rawson Marshall Thurber-directed flick an A- CinemaScore, and 66% of Rotten Tomatoes critics rated it favorably.

Last week’s box office champion, The Conjuring 2, slipped to third place with 62 percent drop from $40.4 million to $15.6 million.

Last weekend’s No.3 Now You See Me 2, dropped to No.4 for an estimated $9.6 million, much steeper than the first film’s 35% drop.

In fifth place, Universal and Legendary’s Warcraft suffered the hardest, tumbling 73% its second weekend at the domestic box office with $6.5M and bringing the modest 10-day domestic total to $37.7M. The good news: the video game adaptation continues to triumph in China, which has boosted the worldwide total to an impressive $377.6M.

Here’s a look at June 17-19 weekend box office estimates:

1.   Finding Dory – $136.2M in Week 1 ($136.2M total)
2.   Central Intelligence – $34.5M in Week 1 ($34.5M total)
3.   The Conjuring 2 – $15.6M in Week 2 ($71.7M total)
4.   Now You See Me 2 – $9.6M in Week 2 ($41.3M total)
5.   Warcraft – $6.5M in Week 2 ($37.7M total)
6.   X-Men: Apocalypse – $5.2M in Week 4 ($146.1M total)
7.   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – $5.2M in Week 3 ($71.9M total)
8.   Me Before You – $4,1M in Week 3 ($46.3M total)
9.   Alice Through the Looking Glass – $3.6M in Week 4 ($69.3M total)
10. Captain America: Civil War – $2.3M in Week 7 ($401.3M total)

This is definitely the summer where you don’t want to count your chickens before they hatch.

Opening next weekend is Independence Day: Resurgence as well as the Matthew McConaughey-led historical action drama Free State of Jones, the Blake Lively shark thriller The Shallows and Broad Green’s release of Nicolas Winding Refn‘s The Neon Demon, so stay tuned.