Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Records 3rd 2016 Top-Grossing Film with Walt Disney Finding Dory

Disney Finding Dory has recently topped $1 billion in the box office worldwide.

Success of Disney Finding Dory

With the success of the sequel of Walt Disney Finding Nemo, Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) now has three billion-dollar-grossing motion pictures released this year alone.

In the US, Walt Disney Finding Dory is the top-grossing film of 2016, bringing in $484 million. Internationally, it has already reached past the half-billion mark and still continues to make money.

The film has just opened recently in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, the last markets for the international release of Walt Disney Finding Dory.

Currently, Walt Disney Finding Dory is next to Walt Disney Captain America: Civil War and Walt Disney Zootopia, respectively, in the list of top-grossing films this year so far. It is followed by the live-action motion picture version of Walt Disney The Jungle Book.

With the Walt Disney Finding Nemo sequel expected to generate additional $20 million to $30 million globally by year-end, it can likely place second in the coveted list and outperform Walt Disney Zootopia.

Consequently, it can also possibly place 21st on the list of highest-grossing films of all time, ousting the original Jurassic Park film. Should it make it to the list, it will be the fourth highest-grossing animated film of all time.

Andrew Stanton, Walt Disney Finding Nemo director and screenwriter, has served as the director and screenwriter of Walt Disney Finding Dory.

Disney’s Success in Film Industry

Needless to say, Walt Disney owns the global box office list now. With the company releasing Walt Disney Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December, its dominance in the film industry in 2016 is unlikely to change.

“As I’ve mentioned before, (Walt) Disney’s reign atop the box office will continue and grow stronger as the year finishes, reiterated Mark Hughes,” a Hollywood writer.

Like Walt Disney Finding Dory, Walt Disney Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is expected to hit the $1-billion mark, thereby joining the 2016 list of highest-grossing films.

At Wednesday’s mid-session, Walt Disney is trading at $91.78.

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