Australian Box Office Report: Finding Dory keeps on swimming above water

Finding Dory just keeps swimming. Excuse me and my ridiculous cliche but the sequel to 2003’s animated smash is still making big money, earning AU$5.5 million over the last week.

Pixar’s maritime flick has surpassed Finding Nemo’s domestic figure of US$339 million, currently sitting on a cool US$389 million. Time is the only obstacle keeping Dory from becoming the highest grossing Pixar movie of all time, a distinction currently held by Toy Story 3.

Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson entered the fray at second spot as Central Intelligence opened with AU$4.8 million while Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaptation The BFG debuts at third spot earning AU$2.6 million.

Independence Day: Resurgence has dropped a couple of spots but is still sitting above AU$2 million and Ice Age: Collision Course was unable to compete with Pixar’s top dog, earning AU$1.6 million.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 FINDING DORY WALT DISNEY $5,534,078
2 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE UNIVERSAL $4,801,567
3 THE BFG WALT DISNEY $2,671,950
4 INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE FOX $2,080,921
5 ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE FOX $1,629,749
6 ME BEFORE YOU WARNER BROS $1,376,248
7 HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE MADMAN $556,909
8 THE CONJURING 2 WARNER BROS $542,947
9 WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING UNIVERSAL $382,658
10 NOW YOU SEE ME 2 ENTERTAINMENT ONE $234,053

The Legend of Tarzan is the major new player this week,  so we’ll wait and see how the current films shuffle about in the following few days.

All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.

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