Finding Dory Wins Weekend Box Office Over Tarzan, The Purge, And The BFG


For the third weekend in a row, Finding Dory claims the top spot at the North American box office.

After The Purge: Election Year surprised many by winning Friday with $14.47 million, Finding Dory rebounded with $14.7 million on Saturday and $13.8 million on Sunday, putting its 3-day total at $41.9 million and pushing its four-day estimate to $50.5 million. When the holiday weekend is complete, Finding Dory should have a domestic total of $380.8 million, making it the second highest-grossing Pixar film, and it should dethrone 2010's Toy Story 3, which currently holds the Pixar record with a $415 million domestic total.

Meanwhile, The Legend of Tarzan swung into second-place with a $38.1 million three-day total and should finish the four-day weekend with $43 million. It received an 'A-' CinemaScore from audiences. The Purge: Election Year takes third-place with a three-day cume of $30.9M, which is the second-best opening in the series, and should bring in $34 million for the four-day. Its 'B+' CinemaScore is the highest grade for the series. Steven Spielberg's The BFG fizzled at the box office with fourth-place finish. The three-day cume comes in at $19.6 million and the four-day estimate is only $23.6 million.

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”).

The voice cast features Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, a Pacific regal blue tang; Albert Brooks as Marlin, a clownfish and Nemo's father; Hayden Rolence as Nemo, a clownfish and Marlin's son; Diane Keaton as Jenny, Dory’s mother; Eugene Levy as Charlie, Dory’s father; Ty Burrell as Bailey, a beluga whale; Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, a whale shark; Ed O'Neill as Hank, an ill-tempered seven-armed octopus; Willem Dafoe as Gill, a moorish idol; Vicki Lewis as Deb (and her sister "Flo", Deb's reflection), a 4-striped damselfish; Idris Elba as Fluke, a sea lion; Dominic West as Rudder, a sea lion; Bob Peterson as Mr. Ray, a spotted eagle ray; John Ratzenberger as the school of Moonfish; and Andrew Stanton as Crush, a Green sea turtle.