The animated feature has some stiff competition for that top spot this year. Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" grossed $1.14 billion globally after opening to a tune of $179 million domestically in May.
Earlier this year, Disney's "Zootopia," produced through Disney's animation studio, dethroned "Frozen" for the highest opening weekend earner for the company's animation unit. It grossed more than $75 million during its domestic opening weekend and garnered $1.01 billion globally.
"Finding Dory," however, was produced through Disney's other animation arm, Pixar. Last summer, the company garnered a whopping $90.4 million during the weekend opening of "Inside Out," which currently holds the record for the highest opening weekend for an animated film. It went on to gross $869 million globally.
The release of "Finding Dory" comes just weeks after Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" disappointed at domestic box offices, garnering only $65 million, according to Box Office Mojo. However, the film was able to recoup its $170 million production budget with the help of international ticket sales, which boosted its worldwide gross to $217 million.