Finding Dory Has Just Kept Swimming at Cinemas to Become the Biggest Animated Film Of The Year in the UK
“It’s unforgettable”. “Witty, heartfelt, superbly animated.” - Metro *****
“Truly wonderful” - The Sun *****
“The most heart warming film of the year” - Daily Telegraph ****
“You’ll love every second of it” - Shortlist ****
“With Finding Dory Pixar will break your heart all over again” - Buzzfeed ****
DISNEY HOLD THREE OF THE TOP FIVE FILMS RELEASED IN 2016 - INCLUDING #1 SPOT WITH THE JUNGLE BOOK
FIVE OF THE TOP TEN HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS IN 2016 BELONG TO DISNEY
After just four weeks of release, Disney·Pixar’s Finding Dory has become the UK and Ireland’s biggest animated film of the year after taking £34.3M at the box office to date. The film, which has been praised by audiences across the globe, was the number one film in the UK this past week proving that everyone’s favourite fish is truly “unforgettable”. The result also mirrors the film’s success in the US where it has become the biggest animation film of all time taking an incredible $480M at the box office.
Walt Disney Studios now have three films sitting within the top five films released in 2016 across the UK/Ireland with The Jungle Book, released on Blu-ray and DVD this week, taking the top spot with £46M. Alongside Finding Dory, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War also sits within the top five films having taken £36.9M. In terms of actual box office generated in 2016, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootropolis sits as the ninth biggest film with £23.9M and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a 2015 release) made £35.9M of its total box office in 2016, giving Disney 5 out of the top 10 highest grossing films in 2016.
British actor Idris Elba and Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o are now arguably the most successful actors at the UK box office this year after Elba lent his voice to some truly memorable characters in three out of the top ten films of the year - Finding Dory (Fluke), Zootropolis (Chief Bogo) and The Jungle Book (Shere Khan) with Nyong’o playing both Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the voice of Raksha in The Jungle Book. N’yongo will be next appearing in Disney’s upcoming film The Queen of Katwe before joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2018’s Black Panther. Elba will be reprising his role of Heimdall in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok out in cinemas next year.
Disney•Pixar's Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
FINDING DORY IS IN CINEMAS NOW