Finding Dory Dominates Holiday Season; Sequel Went Head-to-Head Against Game of Thrones
Finding Dory just keeps swimming to success. Pixar’s latest film added another feather to its cap by topping the US home video sales chart last week. It also leads the pack in terms of box office sales.
According to a Variety report, Finding Dory was the number one movie. This is in terms of disc sales for the week ending on Nov. 20, 2016. Hot on its heels were HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season at no.2 and Star Trek Beyond at no.3. Sausage Party and Bad Moms completed the top five.
The data was tracked by NPD Video Scan, which tracks the combined sales of both Blu-ray discs and DVDs. It appears that the beloved Pixar film was buoyed by strong Blu-ray sales while viewers preferred to watch Game of Thrones on high-def. It would be interesting to see how the two picks fared during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday season.
The home movie chart was not the only list that Finding Dory dominated. Other reports have pegged the feel-good film to be leading the pack of 2016’s blockbusters with $486.2 million in ticket sales. Captain America: Civil War, another film from Disney, came in at no. 2 with $408.1 million.
Finding Dory: Fish are Friends, Not Food
The sequel to the equally popular Finding Nemo, revolves around Dory’s quest to find the parents that she is slowly starting to remember. Aside from Nemo, Marlin and Dory, the film also introduced millions of fans to Hank, the cranky but lovable octopus, Destiny the Whale and Bailey the Beluga. More importantly, Finding Dory also showed that people with disabilities can live fruitful lives.
So it is no wonder that the film made waves this year. The lessons it imparts and its cute and lovable characters really resonated with people. Several sectors expect the film to experience resurgence in popularity on Christmas, as families will undoubtedly gather to watch Finding Dory again.
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