Year in World Records - June: Million dollar fish movies, kitesurfing parades, and balloon-popping dogs
By Kristen Stephenson
With a year packed full of amazing world record achievements drawing to a close, Guinness World Records is taking a month-by-month look back over the most impressive, exciting and game-changing accomplishments that have happened in 2016.
The month of June saw some terrific records to kick off the Summer, ranging from incredible hula hooping, a precocious balloon-popping pup, all the way to a career-topping baseball hit.
Finding Dory was a hot topic early on in June, bringing excitement to families everywhere who had waited 13 years for a sequel since the 2003 premier of Finding Nemo.
After opening weekend, the widely anticipated Pixar film amassed an incredible five record titles from its release, the titles being:
- Fastest animated movie to gross $100 million at 2 days
- Highest grossing day for an animation with $54,746,405
- Highest domestic box office film gross for a 3D animation – opening weekend with $135,060, 273
- Highest grossing underwater movie with a total of $1,001,518,965
- Highest box office film gross for an animation – opening day with with $54,746,405
From the record-shattering numbers, it was clear many were excited to see beloved fish characters Dory and Nemo; the buzz also helped bring some attention to our record-breaking creatures under the sea.