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Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Huge Friday for Record $130M U.S. Opening

Elsewhere, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart’s movement comedy ‘Central Intelligence’ is on march for a $30 million-plus launch.

Pixar and Disney’s charcterised supplement Finding Dory is creation a outrageous dash during a Friday box office, where it’s on march to acquire $50 million-plus for a day alone on a approach to a record opening in a $130 million range.

That would be some-more than adequate to wring a climax for tip charcterised opening from Shrek a Third, that debuted to $121.6 million domestically in 2007.

Finding Dory kicked things off by earning $9.2 million in Thursday-night previews. That’s also a record for an charcterised film, besting final year’s Minions ($6.2 million).

To date, Pixar’s best domestic opening is Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million).

Finding Dory, destined by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, sees Ellen DeGeneres returning to voice a pretension purpose of Dory, while Finding Nemo‘s Albert Brooks earnings to voice Marlin. This time out, Hayden Rolence voices a impression Nemo.

The story centers on Dory this time around, and her attempts to reunite with her family even as she battles an unconstrained cycle of amnesia. Accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, Dory arrives during a sea institute, where she engages with new friends, including a white beluga whale named Destiny (Ty Burrell), a white shark (Kaitlin Olson) and a fractious octopus (Ed O’Neill).

The weekend’s other new charity is Central Intelligence, a movement comedy pairing Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart on a large shade for a initial time. The film is off to a plain start during a Friday box bureau for a projected weekend entrance in a $30 million-$34 million range.

Central Intelligence, destined by Rawson Marshall Thurber, follows a CIA representative (Johnson), a one-time teenage geek returning home for his high-school reunion, who enlists his former classmate (Hart) to assistance him finish a mission. Amy Ryan and Aaron Paul co-star.

New Line, Warner Bros. and Universal teamed on Central Intelligence, that cost roughly $50 million to produce.

June 17, 12:45 pm Updated with Friday estimates. 

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