Following a stellar launch last weekend in Germany, Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory is now poised to cross the $1 billion mark within the next 10 days. When it does, it will become the first time in cinema history that two animated features have earned $1 billion globally in the same calendar year.
The other animated film that has grossed over $1 billion in 2016 is the Disney-produced Zootopia, which racked up $1.023 billion during its theatrical run. (The only non-animated film that has grossed over $1 billion this year is yet another Disney production, Captain America: Civil War.)
The Andrew Stanton-directed Finding Dory launched in Germany with $8.4 million, the biggest opening weekend this year in that territory. In Italy, the the film led the box office for the third weekend in a row, passing Suicide Squad to become that country’s top-grossing American film release of 2016. Overall, Dory grossed $13.6 million internationally last weekend, lifting its global total to $986.3 million.