Animated features are having a good weekend. Finding Dory has just passed Captain America: Civil War for the highest domestic grossing film of 2016 and passed the Lion King as Disney's highest domestic grossing film of all time. Now Captain America still leads when you look at the global take, but the film is producing far better than the studio had hoped.
That caused some to worry that Dory would stand in the way of Illumination / Universal's new animated feature The Secret Life of Pets.
Nope… nothing to worry about here.
The film is estimated to have pulled in $103 Million, putting it as the second highest opening for the label after Minions $115 Million first weekend. That's running about $23 Million above what experts were predicting.
Dory is still taking home an estimated $20.9 million while in third is the Legend of Tarzan swinging in at $20.7 Million.