Finding Dory could be set to become the biggest Pixar film of all time. According to box office analysts, the sequel is predicted to make $115 million to $120 million (£82 million) in its opening weekend. That’s staggeringly $110.3 million (£75.5 million) more than Toy Story 3 made on its debut, although it did go on to make $1 billion.
Finding Nemo also came close to making a billion, but Shawn Robbins, who is a box office analyst, believes the sequel could surpass that:
“We’re pretty bullish on it,” Robbins told Variety. “It’s way ahead of pace in terms of where other Pixar releases have been. Given Finding Nemo‘s status as a modern classic, it’s going to be huge.”
It’s much needed for Pixar after last year’s The Good Dinosaur failed to impress at the box office, making just $331.9 million, which is low for the animation studio’s standards.
Finding Dory follows the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish as she reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. It splashes onto UK screens on July 29.