The movie has beaten Finding Dory to become ticket website Fandango's number one family film of all time in terms of presales.

The much-anticipated movie hits North American cinemas on Friday (17Mar17) and is expected to haul in over $120 million (£98.7 million) over the weekend (17-19Mar17). It could even challenge Finding Dory for the top domestic debut of all time for a PG film.

The animated sequel to Finding Nemo opened with $135.1 million (£111 million) last year (16).