Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” the upcoming sequel to 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” is on track for the biggest opening in Pixar’s history.
The film is reportedly eyeing a debut of between $115 million and $120 million, a massive haul that a sluggish summer box office season is in desperate need of as it’s reportedly down roughly 15% to date.
It would also mark a return to form for Pixar after “The Good Dinosaur” last Fall became the first film release by the studio to lose money. ‘Nemo’ opened to $70 million, while Pixar’s biggest opener to date was “Toy Story 3” with $110.3 million.
It would also give Disney yet another of the major success stories in cinema this year. The studio is behind three of the four highest-grossing films of 2016 so far and has already racked up more than $4 billion in global ticket sales.