List of highest-grossing animated films

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Included in the list are charts of the top box-office earners, a chart of high-grossing animated films by the calendar year, a timeline showing the transition of the highest-grossing animated film record, and a chart of the highest-grossing animated film franchises and series. All charts are ranked by international theatrical box office performance where possible, excluding income derived from home video, broadcasting rights and merchandise.

Animated family films have performed consistently well at the box office, with Disney films enjoying lucrative re-releases prior to the home video era. Disney also enjoyed later success with its subsidiary Pixar, of which Incredibles 2, the Toy Story films, the Finding Nemo films, and Inside Out have been the best performers; beyond Pixar animation, the Shrek, Ice Age, Madagascar, and Despicable Me series have met with the most success. The Peter Pan, Jungle Book, Mickey Mouse, Bambi, and Lion King series saw successful returns after lying dormant for decades.

An animated feature film is defined as a motion picture with a running time of more than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters' performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. Motion capture by itself is not an animation technique. In addition, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 per cent of the picture's running time.

—Rule Seven – Special Rules for the Animated Feature Film Award: I. Definition[1]

Highest-grossing animated films[edit]

The chart below lists the highest-grossing animated films. Figures are given in United States dollars (USD). Many films that were released during the 20th century do not appear on this list as figures have not been adjusted for inflation. 98% of the films in the top 50 were released after 2000. 2016 is the most represented year on the list with six films. Despicable Me is the most represented franchise with four films. Pixar is the most represented studio on the list with 15 films.

The top 11 films on this list are also among the top 50 worldwide highest-grossing films of all time, ranking 7th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 30th, 31st, 36th, 38th, 41st, 45th, and 46th, respectively. The top nine have each grossed in excess of $1 billion worldwide. When adjusted for inflation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs would appear at the top of the chart with an adjusted gross of $1,971,000,000.[2][nb 1]

The films on this list have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 2004. Films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket price inflation, population size, and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

Animated/live-action films can be considered for this list if they meet the criteria that 75% of footage is animation and a significant number of major characters are animated.[1]

  film currently playing Background shading indicates films playing in the week commencing 18 October 2019 in theaters around the world.
Highest-grossing animated films[3]
Rank Peak Title Worldwide gross Year Reference(s)
1 1 The Lion King [nb 2] film currently playing $1,650,117,825 2019 [# 1]
2[nb 3] 1 Frozen $1,290,000,000 2013 [# 2]
3 2 Incredibles 2 $1,242,805,359 2018 [# 3]
4 2 Minions $1,159,398,397 2015 [# 4]
5 5 Toy Story 4 film currently playing $1,069,600,804 2019 [# 5]
6 1 Toy Story 3 $1,066,969,703 2010 [# 6][# 7]
7 4 Despicable Me 3 $1,034,799,409 2017 [# 8]
8 4 Finding Dory $1,028,570,889 2016 [# 9]
9 4 Zootopia $1,023,784,195 2016 [# 10]
10 2[nb 4] Despicable Me 2 $970,761,885 2013 [# 11][# 12]
11 1 The Lion King [nb 5] $968,483,777 1994 [# 13][# 14]
12 1 Finding Nemo $940,335,536 2003 [# 15][# 16]
13 1 Shrek 2 $919,838,758 2004 [# 17][# 18]
14 2 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $886,686,817 2009 [# 19][# 20]
15 6 Ice Age: Continental Drift $877,244,782 2012 [# 21][# 22]
16 12 The Secret Life of Pets $875,457,937 2016 [# 23]
17 10 Inside Out $857,611,174 2015 [# 24]
18 15 Coco $807,082,196 2017 [# 25]
19 3 Shrek the Third $798,958,162 2007 [# 26][# 27]
20 7 Shrek Forever After $752,600,867 2010 [# 28][# 29]
21 9 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $746,921,274 2012 [# 30][# 31]
22 11 Monsters University $744,229,437 2013 [# 32][# 33]
23 6 Up $735,099,082 2009 [# 34][# 35]
24 24 Ne Zha film currently playing $700,547,754 2019 [# 36]
25 9 Kung Fu Panda 2 $665,692,281 2011 [# 37][# 38]
26 4 Ice Age: The Meltdown $660,940,780 2006 [# 39][# 40]
27 16 Big Hero 6 $657,818,612 2014 [# 41][# 42]
28 22 Moana $643,331,111 2016 [# 43]
29 24 Sing $634,151,679 2016 [# 44]
30 4 The Incredibles $633,019,734 2004 [# 45][# 46]
31 7 Kung Fu Panda $631,744,560 2008 [# 47][# 48]
32 19 How to Train Your Dragon 2 $621,537,519 2014 [# 49][# 50]
33 7 Ratatouille $620,702,951 2007 [# 51][# 52]
34 9 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $603,900,354 2008 [# 53][# 54]
35 14 Tangled $591,794,936 2010 [# 55][# 56]
36 18 The Croods $587,204,668 2013 [# 57][# 58]
37 2 Monsters, Inc. $577,425,734 2001 [# 59][# 60]
38 16 Cars 2 $562,110,557 2011 [# 61][# 62]
39 17 Puss in Boots $554,987,477 2011 [# 63][# 64]
40 14 Despicable Me $543,113,985 2010 [# 65][# 56]
41 21 Brave $540,437,063 2012 [# 66][# 67]
42 10 WALL-E $533,281,433 2008 [# 68][# 69]
43 5 Madagascar $532,680,671 2005 [# 70][# 46]
44 41 Ralph Breaks the Internet $529,323,962 2018 [# 71]
45 41 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $528,583,774 2018 [# 72]
46 40 The Boss Baby $527,965,936 2017 [# 73]
47 8 The Simpsons Movie $527,071,022 2007 [# 74][# 75]
48 35 Kung Fu Panda 3 $521,170,825 2016 [# 76]
49 46 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $519,896,648 2019 [# 77]
50 45 The Grinch $511,595,957 2018 [# 78]

Highest-grossing animated films by animation type[edit]

Computer animation[edit]

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing computer animated films. 98% of films in the top 50 were released after 2000. 2016 is the most represented year on the list with six films.

All feature films in the Despicable Me, Kung Fu Panda, Finding Nemo, and Incredibles franchises, as well as the main films in the Madagascar franchise, are on the list while the Toy Story, Shrek, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon franchises feature often. Pixar is the most represented studio on the list with 16 films.

The top 48 films listed are also among the 50 highest-grossing animated films, the top 10 are among the 50 highest-grossing films, and the top nine have each grossed in excess of $1 billion worldwide.

The films on this chart have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 2004, and films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

film currently playing indicates films playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 18 October 2019.
Highest-grossing computer animated films[4]
Rank Peak Title Worldwide gross Year Ref
1 1 The Lion King [nb 2] film currently playing $1,650,117,825 2019 [# 1]
2[nb 3] 1 Frozen $1,290,000,000 2013 [# 2][# 79]
3 2 Incredibles 2 $1,242,805,359 2018 [# 3]
4 2 Minions $1,159,398,397 2015 [# 4]
5 5 Toy Story 4 film currently playing $1,069,438,793 2019 [# 5]
6 1 Toy Story 3 $1,066,969,703 2010 [# 6][# 80]
7 4 Despicable Me 3 $1,034,799,409 2017 [# 8]
8 4 Finding Dory $1,028,570,889 2016 [# 9]
9 4 Zootopia $1,023,784,195 2016 [# 10]
10 2 Despicable Me 2 $970,761,885 2013 [# 11][# 81]
11 1 Finding Nemo $940,335,536 2003 [# 15][# 82]
12 1 Shrek 2 $919,838,758 2004 [# 17][# 83]
13 3 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $886,686,817 2009 [# 19][# 84]
14 5 Ice Age: Continental Drift $877,244,782 2012 [# 21][# 85]
15 11 The Secret Life of Pets $875,457,937 2016 [# 23]
16 9 Inside Out $857,611,174 2015 [# 24]
17 14 Coco $807,082,196 2017 [# 25]
18 3 Shrek the Third $798,958,162 2007 [# 26][# 86]
19 6 Shrek Forever After $752,600,867 2010 [# 28][# 80]
20 8 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $746,921,274 2012 [# 30][# 87]
21 10 Monsters University $744,229,437 2013 [# 32][# 88]
22 5 Up $735,099,082 2009 [# 34][# 89]
23 23 Ne Zha film currently playing $700,547,754 2019 [# 36]
24 8 Kung Fu Panda 2 $665,692,281 2011 [# 37][# 90]
25 3 Ice Age: The Meltdown $660,940,780 2006 [# 39][# 91]
26 15 Big Hero 6 $657,818,612 2014 [# 41][# 92]
27 21 Moana $643,331,111 2016 [# 43]
28 23 Sing $634,151,679 2016 [# 44]
29 3 The Incredibles $633,019,734 2004 [# 45][# 93]
30 6 Kung Fu Panda $631,744,560 2008 [# 47][# 94]
31 18 How to Train Your Dragon 2 $621,537,519 2014 [# 49][# 95]
32 6 Ratatouille $620,702,951 2007 [# 51][# 52]
33 8 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $603,900,354 2008 [# 53][# 96]
34 13 Tangled $591,794,936 2010 [# 55][# 97]
35 17 The Croods $587,204,668 2013 [# 57][# 98]
36 1 Monsters, Inc. $577,425,734 2001 [# 59][# 82]
37 15 Cars 2 $562,110,557 2011 [# 61][# 90]
38 16 Puss in Boots $554,987,477 2011 [# 63][# 99]
39 13 Despicable Me $543,113,985 2010 [# 65][# 97]
40 20 Brave $540,437,063 2012 [# 66][# 87]
41 9 WALL-E $533,281,433 2008 [# 68][# 100]
42 4 Madagascar $532,680,671 2005 [# 70][# 93]
43 40 Ralph Breaks the Internet $529,323,962 2018 [# 71]
44 40 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $528,583,774 2018 [# 72]
45 39 The Boss Baby $527,965,936 2017 [# 73]
46 33 Kung Fu Panda 3 $521,170,825 2016 [# 76]
47 44 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $519,896,648 2019 [# 77]
48 43 The Grinch $511,595,957 2018 [# 78]
49 29 Rio 2 $500,101,972 2014 [# 101]
50 1 Toy Story 2 $497,366,869 1999 [# 102][# 14]

Stop motion animation[edit]

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing stop motion films. Films had to surpass $10 million to qualify for this list. 83% of the top 18 were released after 2000. 2012 is the most represented year on the list with three films.

Laika and Aardman are the most represented studio on the list with five films. All stop motion feature films by Aardman, DreamWorks Animation, Laika, and Tim Burton are on the list. All feature films in the Wallace and Gromit and Solan & Ludvig franchises are on the list, both of which are the most represented franchises on the list, with two films each.

The films on this chart have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 1996, and films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

Highest-grossing stop motion films[5]
Rank Title Worldwide gross Year Ref
1 Chicken Run $224,834,564 2000 [# 103]
2 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $192,610,372 2005 [# 104]
3 Coraline $124,596,398 2009 [# 105]
4 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! $123,057,928 2012 [# 106]
5 Corpse Bride $117,195,061 2005 [# 107]
6 The Boxtrolls $109,285,033 2014 [# 108]
7 ParaNorman $107,139,399 2012 [# 109]
8 Shaun the Sheep Movie $106,209,378 2015 [# 110]
9 The Little Prince $97,571,250 2015 [# 111]
10 The Nightmare Before Christmas $81,877,069 1993 [# 112]
11 Frankenweenie $81,491,068 2012 [# 113]
12 Kubo and the Two Strings $77,548,564 2016 [# 114]
13 Isle of Dogs $64,241,499 2018 [# 115]
14 Early Man $54,622,814 2018 [# 116]
15 Fantastic Mr. Fox $46,471,023 2009 [# 117]
16 James and the Giant Peach $28,946,127 1996 [# 118]
17 Missing Link $25,922,018 2019 [# 119]
18 The Christmas of Solan & Ludvig $12,345,881 2013 [# 120]

Traditional animation[edit]

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing traditionally-animated films. 42% of the films in the top 50 were released after 2000. 1998 and 2002 are the most represented years on the list, with four films each.

All films in the main Peter Pan, Jungle Book, and SpongeBob SquarePants series appear in the chart, while the Rugrats and Pokémon franchises feature prominently. All of these five franchises are also the most represented, with two films each. Disney is the most represented studio with 27 films.

The top two films on this list are also among on the 50 highest-grossing animated films. Only The Lion King is among the 50 highest-grossing films, ranking in at 46.

The films on this chart have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 1986, and films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

film currently playing indicates films playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 18 October 2019.
Highest-grossing traditionally animated films
Rank Title Worldwide gross Year Ref
1 The Lion King [nb 5] $968,483,777 1994 [# 13]
2 The Simpsons Movie $527,071,022 2007 [# 74]
3 Aladdin $504,050,219 1992 [# 121]
4 Tarzan $448,191,819 1999 [# 122]
5 Beauty and the Beast $424,967,620 1991 [# 123]
6 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $418,200,000 1937 [# 124][# 125]
7 The Jungle Book $378,000,000 1967 [# 126]
8 Spirited Away $365,481,131 2001 [a]
9 Your Name $361,024,012 2016 [11]
10 Pocahontas $346,079,773 1995 [# 127]
11 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $325,338,851 1996 [# 128]
12 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $325,186,032 2015 [# 129]
13 Mulan $304,320,254 1998 [# 130]
14 One Hundred and One Dalmatians $303,000,000 1961 [# 126]
15 Lilo & Stitch $273,144,151 2002 [# 131]
16 Bambi $267,447,150 1942 [# 132]
17 The Princess and the Frog $267,045,765 2009 [# 133]
18 Cinderella $263,591,415 1950 [# 134]
19 Hercules $252,712,101 1997 [# 135]
20 Brother Bear $250,397,798 2003 [# 136]
21 Howl's Moving Castle $235,184,110 2004 [# 137]
22 The Prince of Egypt $218,613,188 1998 [# 138]
23 The Little Mermaid $211,343,479 1989 [# 139]
24 Ponyo $201,750,937 2008 [# 140]
25 The Aristocats $191,000,000 1970 [# 126]
26 Lady and the Tramp $187,000,000 1955 [# 126]
27 Atlantis: The Lost Empire $186,053,725 2001 [# 141]
28 The Emperor's New Groove $169,327,687 2000 [# 142]
29 The Rescuers $169,000,000 1977 [# 126]
30 Pokémon: The First Movie $163,644,662 1998 [# 143]
31 Princess Mononoke $160,839,579 1997 [# 144]
32 Arrietty $145,570,827 2010 [# 145]
33 Peter Pan $145,000,000 1953 [# 146]
34 The Rugrats Movie $140,894,675 1998 [# 147]
35 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie $140,161,792 2004 [# 148]
36 Anastasia $139,804,348 1997 [# 149]
37 The Wind Rises $136,454,220 2013 [# 150]
38 The Jungle Book 2 $135,703,599 2003 [# 151]
39 Pokémon: The Movie 2000 $133,949,270 1999 [# 152]
40 Weathering with You film currently playing $132,146,566 2019 [# 153][# 154]
41 Dragon Ball Super: Broly $124,500,000 2018 [# 155][12]
42 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron $122,563,539 2002 [# 156]
43 Pinocchio $121,892,045 1940 [# 157]
44 Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire film currently playing $119,875,024 2019 [13]
45 Return to Never Land $109,862,682 2002 [# 158]
46 Treasure Planet $109,578,115 2002 [# 159]
47 Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer $108,105,223 2018 [# 160]
48 Home on the Range $103,951,485 2004 [# 161]
49 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie $103,291,131 2000 [# 162]
50 The Tigger Movie $96,159,800 2000 [# 163]

Highest-grossing animated films by year[edit]

Every year since 1994, there has been at least one animated film grossing more than $250 million. 2010 is the year with the most animated films in the top 10, with five.[# 164] The years 1937, 1940, 1942, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1967, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2010, and 2013 were the top high-grossing films by year. Every year since 2015, there have been at least one animated film in the top 10 highest-grossing films of the year.[# 165]

Computer-animated films have been the highest earners in 1995 and every year since 1998, while 1975 and 1993 are the only years when a stop motion animated feature grossed the highest. Traditional animated films have topped every other year.

All films in the Rescuers, Finding Nemo, and Lion King franchises were the highest-grossing animated films of the year they were released. The Ice Age and Doraemon franchises have had the most entries be the high-grossing animated films by year, with four films each. Disney has the most top grossing by year, with 31 films.

film currently playing indicates films playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 18 October 2019.
Year Title Worldwide gross Budget Ref(s)
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $418,200,000+ ($8,500,000)R $1,488,423 [# 124][# 166][# 167]
1938 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1939 Gulliver's Travels $3,200,000* $700,000 [# 168][# 169]
1940 Pinocchio $87,000,862* ($3,500,000)R $2,600,000 [# 157][# 167][# 170]
1941 Dumbo $1,600,000* $950,000 [# 171][# 172]
1942 Bambi $267,447,150 ($3,449,353)R $1,700,0002,000,000 [# 132][# 173][# 174]
1943 Victory Through Air Power $799,000* ~$789,000 [# 175]
1944 The Three Caballeros $3,355,000R TBD [# 176][# 177]
1945 The Enchanted Sword ES€5,595,283ES (~$90,000) TBD [# 178]
1946 Make Mine Music $3,275,000R $1,370,000 [# 176][# 179]
1947 Fun and Fancy Free $3,165,000R TBD [# 176]
1948 Melody Time $2,560,000R $1,500,000 [# 176][# 180]
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad $1,625,000R TBD [# 176]
1950 Cinderella $263,591,415
($20,000,000/$7,800,000)*R
$2,200,000 [# 181][# 182][# 170]
1951 Alice in Wonderland $2,400,000* $3,000,000 [# 183][# 184]
1952 The King and the Mockingbird $27,513 TBD [14]
1953 Peter Pan $145,000,000 ($7,000,000) $3,000,0004,000,000 [# 146]
1954 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1955 Lady and the Tramp $187,000,000 ($6,500,000)*R $4,000,000 [# 126][# 185]
1956 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1957 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1958 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1959 Sleeping Beauty $51,600,000* ($5,300,000)R $6,000,000 [# 186][# 187][# 188][# 189]
1960 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians $303,000,000 $3,600,0004,000,000 [# 190][# 191][# 174][# 126]
1962 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1963 The Sword in the Stone $22,182,353*R ($13,050,777)*R $3,000,000 [# 192][# 193][# 194]
1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear $1,940,903*2,438,233*
($1,130,000)R
TBD [# 195][# 196][# 197]
1965 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1966 The Man Called Flintstone $2,764,684* TBD
1967 The Jungle Book $378,000,000 ($23,800,000)R $3,900,0004,000,000 [# 126][# 198][# 199][# 174]
1968 Out of an Old Man's Head SEK1,270,971SW (~$245,000)H TBD [# 200]
1969 A Boy Named Charlie Brown $12,000,000* $1,100,000 [# 201][# 202][# 203]
1970 The Aristocats $191,000,000 ($26,462,000)R $4,000,000 [# 126][# 204][# 205]
1971 Daisy Town SEK1,202,319SW (~$253,000) TBD [# 206]
1972 Fritz the Cat $90,000,000 $850,000 [# 207]
1973 Robin Hood $32,056,467* ($27,500,000)R $5,000,000 [# 208][# 209] [# 210]
1974 Dunderklumpen! SEK5,813,000SW (~$2,675,205)H TBD [# 211]
1975 The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix $6,439,069NWSW TBD [# 212]
1976 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute $19,000,000 TBD [# 213]
1977 The Rescuers $169,000,000 ($29,000,000)* $7,500,000 [# 126][# 214]
1978 The Lord of the Rings $30,471,420* $4,000,000 [# 215][# 216]
1979 Galaxy Express 999 ¥1,650,000,000JP ($7,610,000) TBD [# 217][circular reference][# 218]
1980 Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur ¥1,550,000,000JP ($6,200,000) TBD [# 219][# 220]
1981 The Fox and the Hound $63,456,988* ($39,900,000)* $12,000,000 [# 221][# 222]
1982 The Secret of NIMH $14,665,733* $7,000,000 [# 223][# 224]
1983 Harmagedon: Genma Wars ¥1,060,000,000JP ($4,500,000) TBD [# 225][# 226]
1984 Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld ¥1,650,000,000JP ($7,300,000) TBD [# 227][# 228]
1985 The Care Bears Movie $34,000,000 ($22,934,622)* $2,000,0004,500,000 [# 229][# 230]
1986 An American Tail $84,542,002* $9,000,000 [# 231]
1987 Doraemon: Nobita and the Knights on Dinosaurs ¥1,500,000,000JP ($9,800,000) TBD [# 232][# 233]
1988 The Land Before Time $84,460,846 $12,300,000 [# 234][# 235]
1989 The Little Mermaid $211,343,479 ($84,355,863)* $40,000,000 [# 139][# 236]
1990 The Rescuers Down Under $47,431,461 TBD [# 237]
1991 Beauty and the Beast $424,967,620 ($351,863,363) $25,000,000 [# 123]
1992 Aladdin $504,050,219 $28,000,000 [# 121][# 174]
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas $81,877,069 ($50,003,043)* $18,000,000 [# 112][# 238]
1994 The Lion King [nb 5] $968,483,777 ($766,964,132) $45,000,000 [# 239]
1995 Toy Story $373,554,033 ($361,958,736) $30,000,000 [# 240][# 241]
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $325,338,851 $100,000,000 [# 128]
1997 Hercules $252,712,101 $85,000,000 [# 135]
1998 A Bug's Life $363,258,859 $120,000,000 [# 242]
1999 Toy Story 2 $497,366,869 ($485,015,179) $90,000,000 [# 102][# 243]
2000 Dinosaur $349,822,765 $127,500,000 [# 244]
2001 Monsters, Inc. $577,425,734 ($525,373,250) $115,000,000 [# 59]
2002 Ice Age $383,257,136 $59,000,000 [# 245]
2003 Finding Nemo $940,335,536 ($867,893,978) $94,000,000 [# 15]
2004 Shrek 2 $919,838,758 $150,000,000 [# 17]
2005 Madagascar $532,680,671 $75,000,000 [# 70]
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $660,940,780 $80,000,000 [# 39]
2007 Shrek the Third $798,958,162 $160,000,000 [# 26]
2008 Kung Fu Panda $631,744,560 $130,000,000 [# 47]
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $886,686,817 $90,000,000 [# 19]
2010 Toy Story 3 $1,066,969,703 $200,000,000 [# 6]
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 $665,692,281 $150,000,000 [# 37]
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $877,244,782 $95,000,000 [# 21]
2013 Frozen [nb 3] $1,290,000,000 ($1,287,000,000) $150,000,000 [# 2]
2014 Big Hero 6 $657,818,612 $165,000,000 [# 41]
2015 Minions $1,159,398,397 $74,000,000 [# 4]
2016 Finding Dory $1,028,570,889 $200,000,000 [# 9]
2017 Despicable Me 3 $1,034,799,409 $80,000,000 [# 8]
2018 Incredibles 2 $1,242,805,359 $200,000,000 [# 3][# 246]
2019 The Lion King [nb 2] film currently playing $1,650,117,825 $260,000,000 [# 1][# 247]
  • ( ... ) Since grosses are not limited to original theatrical runs, a film's first-run gross is included in brackets after the total if known.
  • *Canada and U.S. gross only
  • ESSpanish gross only
  • SWSwedish gross only
  • NWNorwegian gross only
  • AUAustralian gross only
  • JPJapanese gross only
  • RDistributor rental
  • TBDTo be determined
  • N/ANot applicable; no animated feature length film was released in that year.
  • HFilms contain animated/live-action scenes.

Timeline of highest-grossing animated films[edit]

At least eight animated films have held the record of highest-grossing animated film at different times. Five of these were Disney films and two by Pixar. Shrek 2, made by DreamWorks Animation, is the only film on the list not produced by Disney or Pixar.

Snow White held the record for the longest, with 55 years, while Finding Nemo held it for the shortest period of a year. The original Lion King was the last non-CG animated film to hold the record. Shrek 2 and Toy Story 3 are the only sequels to hold the record. Finding Nemo was the first CG animated film.

All of these films are still among the highest-grossing animated films except Snow White, and only Snow White, Aladdin and Shrek are not also among the highest-grossing films. The Lion King is the only franchise to hold the record twice.

film currently playing indicates a new record film is still playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 18 October 2019.
Title Established Record-setting gross Ref
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [nb 6] 1938 $8,500,000 [# 248][# 249]
1993 $418,200,000 [# 125]
Aladdin [nb 7] 1993 $504,050,219 [# 121]
The Lion King [nb 5] 1994 $768,000,000 [# 14]
2002 $783,841,776 [# 250]
Finding Nemo 2003 $867,893,978 [# 16]
Shrek 2 2004 $919,838,758 [# 17]
Toy Story 3 2010 $1,066,969,703 [# 6]
Frozen [nb 3] 2014 $1,287,000,000 [# 2]
2017 $1,290,000,000
The Lion King [nb 2] film currently playing 2019 $1,649,421,860 [# 1]

Highest-grossing animated franchises and film series[edit]

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing animated film franchises. The top five are among the highest-grossing film franchises of all time and, respectively, are ranked 15th, 17th, 19th, 20th, and 22nd of all time. Despicable Me is the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time with $3.7 billion; it is also one of only two animated franchises with two films grossing over $1 billion worldwide, the other being Toy Story. The Lion King franchise has the highest per-film average, with over $1.3 billion unadjusted. All franchises by Pixar (the most represented studio with five franchises), DreamWorks Animation, Blue Sky, and 20th Century Fox, are on the list. A given franchise needs to have at least two theatrically released films to be on this list.

film currently playing indicates that at least one film in the series is playing in the week commencing 18 October 2019.
Highest-grossing animated franchises and film series[§] (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total worldwide box office No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film

See also[edit]

Per decade[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Inflation
  2. ^ a b c d This is the remake of the original film.
  3. ^ a b c d Box Office Mojo stopped updating its main total for Frozen in August 2014, while it was still in release. The total listed here incorporates subsequent earnings in Japan, Nigeria, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany up to the end of 2015, but omits earnings in Turkey, Iceland, Brazil, and Australia (2016) which amount to a few hundred thousand dollars. The total is rounded to $1 million to compensate for the numerical inaccuracy.
  4. ^ Disney issued an erratum to the gross for The Lion King, correcting its gross from $987.5 million to $968.5 million. This means that Despicable Me 2 finished its run ahead of it and would have ranked one place higher at the end of its release.
  5. ^ a b c d This is the original film.
  6. ^ Snow White earned $8.5 million in gross rental upon its initial release, in the process becoming the highest-grossing sound film. The gross rental is the distributor's share of the box-office gross and was more commonly reported than the exhibition gross up to the 1970s.
  7. ^ It is possible Aladdin never took the record. Aladdin's release (1992–93) coincided with a Snow White reissue, and it is possible that Snow White ended up grossing more. Snow White had grossed a total of $330 million up to 1987, and then added a further $88 million in North America from its 1987 and 1993 reissues; it is unknown how much Snow White made from these reissues outside of North America, but if the foreign gross matched or exceeded the North American gross then Snow White would have earned more.
  8. ^ The first sixteen Dragon Ball films, from Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986) to Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995), had a total combined box office gross of over ¥40 billion, according to Toei Animation.[15]
  9. ^ The film grossed $52,761,356 worldwide, including $32 million in Japan,[19] $2.8 million in the US and Canada,[20] and $17,961,356 in other territories.[21]
  1. ^ Spirited Away gross:
    • Japan – ¥30.8 billion[6] ($253,437,451)[7]
    • China – $70,675,329[8][9]
    • Outside of Japan and China – $41,368,351[10]
      • United States and Canada – $12,427,717 (30 October 2018)
      • South Korea – $11,382,770 (15 August 2002)
      • France – $6,326,294 (26 June 2002)
      • Other territories – $11,231,570

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "88TH ACADEMY AWARDS OF MERIT" (PDF). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  2. ^ Records, Guinness World (2014). Guinness World Records. 60 (2015 ed.). pp. 160–161. ISBN 9781908843708. The 2015 edition of Guinness World Records does not provide an explicit figure for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. However, it does state that it is one of only two pre-1955 films—the other being Gone with the Wind—that are among the adjusted top ten. It placed tenth in the 2012 edition, and the eleventh highest-grossing film according to the 2015 edition is The Exorcist, which has grossed $1.794 billion adjusted to 2014 prices. The adjusted grosses for the other films on the chart increased by 4.2 percent between 2011 and 2014 according to Guinness, and using this apparent rate of inflation would take the adjusted gross for Snow White from $1.746 billion at 2011 prices to $1.819 billion at 2014 prices.
  3. ^ "Animation". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 19, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
  5. ^ "Animation - Stop Motion". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference kogyotsushin was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)". World Bank. 2001. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Daily Box Office". EntGroup. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Spirited Away (2002) – International Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  13. ^ "Comscore Worldwide Weekend 22-Sep-19" (PDF). Golden globes.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-05-14. Retrieved 2019-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ a b 予約特典・ドラゴンボール最強への道・劇場版ご近所物語A5サイズ前売特典冊子. Toei Animation. 1996. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  16. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Archived from the original on 14 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 19, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  18. ^ ""Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F" Won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Film at the 39th Japan Academy Awards! The movie was released in 45 countries worldwide and became a smash hit, making 7.7 billion yen at the box office!!". Toei Animation. Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  19. ^ "Toei Aims for 3 Billion Yen for 2013 Dragon Ball Z Film". Anime News Network. March 24, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-03-27. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  20. ^ ""Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'" Books Back-To-Back Record Box Offices On First Two Days Of Run". PR Newswire. Funimation. Archived from the original on February 5, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  21. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2014) - Foreign". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 2016-12-30. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  22. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Archived from the original on 14 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.

Box-office sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Lion King (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 1, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Frozen
    Total as of August 3, 2014: $247,650,477
    Total as of August 31, 2014: $249,036,646
    Total as of July 27, 2014: $21,668,593
    Total as of November 2, 2014: $22,492,845
    Total as of August 17, 2014: $167,333
    Total as of June 8, 2014: £39,090,985
    Total as of November 30, 2014: £40,960,083 ($1 = £0.63866)
    Total as of December 7, 2014: £41,087,765 ($1 = £0.64136)
    Total as of December 14, 2014: £41,170,608 ($1 = £0.636)
    Total as of November 26, 2017: £42,840,559 ($1 = £0.7497)
    Total as of December 3, 2017: £42,976,318 ($1 = £0.742)
    Total as of March 30, 2014: €35,098,170
    Total as of October 18, 2015: €42,526,744
    nb. the exact euro to dollar conversion rate is unknown for earnings since April 2014, but the euro never fell below parity with the dollar during 2014 and 2015 (as can be verified by comparing the exchange rate on the individual date entries at the provided reference) so an approximate conversion rate of €1:$1 is used here to give a lower-bound.
  3. ^ a b c "Incredibles 2 (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Minions (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 6, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Toy Story 4 (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 2, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Toy Story 3 (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 21, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  7. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 23, 2010.
  8. ^ a b c "Despicable Me 3 (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 30, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Finding Dory (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 25, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Zootopia (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 28, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Despicable Me 2 (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  12. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014.
  13. ^ a b "The Lion King (1994)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 17, 2009. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  14. ^ a b c La Ganga, Maria L. (October 28, 2001). "A Very Scary Business". Los Angeles Times. p. 5. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c "Finding Nemo (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 6, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  16. ^ a b "Finding Nemo (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 31, 2012. Total prior to 3D reissue: $867,893,978
  17. ^ a b c d "Shrek 2 (2004)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 4, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  18. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 18, 2006.
  19. ^ a b c "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  20. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009.
  21. ^ a b c "Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 18, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  22. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012.
  23. ^ a b "The Secret Life of Pets". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 28, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  24. ^ a b "Inside Out (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  25. ^ a b "Coco (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 7, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  26. ^ a b c "Shrek the Third (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  27. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007.
  28. ^ a b "Shrek Forever After (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  29. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010.
  30. ^ a b "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  31. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012.
  32. ^ a b "Monsters University (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  33. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013.
  34. ^ a b "Up (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  35. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 13, 2009.
  36. ^ a b "Ne Zha (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  37. ^ a b c "Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  38. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 11, 2011.
  39. ^ a b c "Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 18, 2009. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  40. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 13, 2006.
  41. ^ a b c "Big Hero 6 (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  42. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015.
  43. ^ a b "Moana (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 19, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  44. ^ a b "Sing (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 14, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  45. ^ a b "The Incredibles (2004)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 18, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  46. ^ a b "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 18, 2006.
  47. ^ a b c "Kung Fu Panda (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  48. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008.
  49. ^ a b "How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 20, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  50. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 9, 2014.
  51. ^ a b "Ratatouille (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  52. ^ a b "All Time - Worldwide". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008.
  53. ^ a b "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  54. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009.
  55. ^ a b "Tangled (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  56. ^ a b "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011.
  57. ^ a b "The Croods (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  58. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 14, 2013.
  59. ^ a b c "Monsters, Inc. (2001)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  60. ^ "All Time - Worldwide". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 1, 2002.
  61. ^ a b "Cars 2 (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  62. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 16, 2011.
  63. ^ a b "Puss in Boots (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  64. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 13, 2012.
  65. ^ a b "Despicable Me (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  66. ^ a b "Brave (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  67. ^ "Animation Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012.
  68. ^ a b "WALL-E (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 6, 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  69. ^ "All Time - Worldwide". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008.
  70. ^ a b c "Madagascar (2005)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  71. ^ a b "Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 5, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  72. ^ a b "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 25, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  73. ^ a b "The Boss Baby (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  74. ^ a b "The Simpsons Movie (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 17, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  75. ^ "All Time - Worldwide". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 28, 2007.
  76. ^ a b "Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  77. ^ a b "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 2, 2019. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  78. ^ a b "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 7, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  79. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 4, 2014.
  80. ^ a b "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010.
  81. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014.
  82. ^ a b "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 3, 2004.
  83. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 13, 2004.
  84. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 5, 2009.
  85. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 30, 2012.
  86. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 26, 2007.
  87. ^ a b "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012.
  88. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 29, 2013.
  89. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 20, 2009.
  90. ^ a b "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011.
  91. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 9, 2006.
  92. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015.
  93. ^ a b "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 17, 2006.
  94. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008.
  95. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 9, 2014.
  96. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 23, 2009.
  97. ^ a b "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011.
  98. ^ "All Time - Worldwide". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 2, 2013.
  99. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012.
  100. ^ "Animation - Computer". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008.
  101. ^ "Rio 2 (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 27, 2019. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  102. ^ a b Toy Story 2
  103. ^ "Chicken Run (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  104. ^ "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  105. ^ "Coraline (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  106. ^ "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  107. ^ "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  108. ^ "The Boxtrolls (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  109. ^ "ParaNorman (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  110. ^ "Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 18, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  111. ^ "The Little Prince (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  112. ^ a b "The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  113. ^ "Frankenweenie (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  114. ^ "Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  115. ^ "Isle of Dogs (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 24, 2018. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  116. ^ "Early Man (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  117. ^ "Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  118. ^ "James and the Giant Peach (1996)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  119. ^ "Missing Link (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 14, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  120. ^ "Solan & Ludvig (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  121. ^ a b c "Aladdin (1992)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  122. ^ "Tarzan (1999)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
  123. ^ a b "Beauty and the Beast (1991)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  124. ^ a b "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)". IMDb. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  125. ^ a b Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  126. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Anthony D'Alessandro (October 27, 2003). "Cartoon Coffers - Top-Grossing Disney Animated Features at the Worldwide B.O.". Variety. p. 6.
  127. ^ "Pocahontas (1995)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  128. ^ a b "The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  129. ^ "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  130. ^ "Mulan (1998)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  131. ^ "Lilo & Stitch (2002)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  132. ^ a b "Bambi (1942)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 13, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  133. ^ "The Princess and the Frog (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  134. ^ "Cinderella". The Numbers. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  135. ^ a b "Hercules (1997)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  136. ^ "Brother Bear (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  137. ^ "Howl's Moving Castle (2005)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  138. ^ "The Prince of Egypt (1998)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  139. ^ a b "The Little Mermaid (1989)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  140. ^ "Ponyo (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  141. ^ "Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 5, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  142. ^ "The Emperor's New Groove (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  143. ^ "Pokémon: The First Movie (1999)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  144. ^ "Princess Mononoke (1999)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  145. ^ "The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 28, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  146. ^ a b "Peter Pan (1953) – Notes". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on September 3, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  147. ^ "The Rugrats Movie (1998)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  148. ^ "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  149. ^ "Anastasia (1997)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  150. ^ "Kaze tachinu". IMDb. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  151. ^ "The Jungle Book 2 (2003)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  152. ^ "Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  153. ^ "Weathering With You". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  154. ^ "台北週末◆票房收入:2019年 第 37 週09-13~09-15-台灣偶像劇場". tw.dorama.info. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  155. ^ "Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 19, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  156. ^ "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  157. ^ a b "Pinocchio". Box Office. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  158. ^ "Return to Never Land (2002)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  159. ^ "Treasure Planet (2002)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  160. ^ "Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkônin (2018)". The Numbers. Archived from the original on January 22, 2019. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  161. ^ "Home on the Range (2004)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  162. ^ "Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  163. ^ "The Tigger Movie (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  164. ^ "Worldwide 2010 box office". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  165. ^ "Worldwide Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  166. ^ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  167. ^ a b Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio
    p. 207. "When the budget rose from $250,000 to $1,488,423 he even mortgaged his own home and automobile. Disney had bet more than his company on the success of Snow White."
    p. 237. "By the end of 1938, it had grossed more than $8 million in worldwide rentals and was ranked at the time as the second-highest-grossing film after the 1925 epic Ben-Hur".
    p. 255. "On its initial release Pinocchio brought in only $1.6 million in domestic rentals (compared with Snow White's $4.2 million) and $1.9 million in foreign rentals (compared with Snow White's $4.3 million)."
  168. ^ Stack, Peter. "Reawakening the Giant / Producer, sound man revive classic 'Gulliver's Travels'". SF Gate. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  169. ^ "Gulliver's Travels (1939) - Notes - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  170. ^ a b Barrier, Michael (2003). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 266. ISBN 9780199839223. The film's negative cost was $2.6 million, more than $1 million higher than Snow White's.
  171. ^ Barrier, 318
  172. ^ "Dumbo". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  173. ^ Block & Wilson 2010, p. 281. "Worldwide rentals of $3,449,353 barely recouped the film's nearly $2 million production cost."
  174. ^ a b c d Block & Wilson 2010, pp. 712–713.
    • Bambi: "Worldwide Box Office: $266.8; Production Cost: $1.7 (Millions of $s)"
    • 101 Dalmatians: "Worldwide Box Office: $215.0; Production Cost: $3.6 (Millions of $s)"
    • The Jungle Book: "Worldwide Box Office: $170.8"; Production Cost: $3.9 (Millions of $s)"
    • Aladdin: "Worldwide Box Office: $505.1"; Production Cost: $28.0 (Millions of $s)"
  175. ^ "Victory Through Air Power". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on March 30, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  176. ^ a b c d e "Richard B. Jewell's RKO film grosses, 1929–51: The C. J. Trevlin Ledger: A comment". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Volume 14, Issue 1, 1994.
  177. ^ "The Three Caballeros". American Film Institute Catalog. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  178. ^ "The Enchanted Sword". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on March 30, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  179. ^ Abraham, Adam (2012-03-09). When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA. Wesleyan University Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-8195-7270-7.
  180. ^ "109 Million Techni Sked". Variety. February 18, 1948. p. 14. Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  181. ^ "Cinderella (1950)". Boxoffice. Archived from the original on July 10, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  182. ^ Eisner, Michael D.; Schwartz, Tony (2009). Work in Progress. Pennsylvania State University. p. [https://books.google.com/books?id=73_WAAAAMAAJ&q=cinderella+%22Released+in+February+1950,+it+cost+nearly+%243+million+to+make+but+earned+more+than+%2420+million+worldwide%22 178]. ISBN 9780786885077. Cinderella revived its fortunes. Re-released in February 1950, it cost nearly $3 million to make but earned more than $20 million worldwide.
  183. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
  184. ^ "Magical Kingdoms". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  185. ^ "Lady and the Tramp (1955) – Notes". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on June 20, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  186. ^ "Sleeping Beauty (1959)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 16, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  187. ^ Schickel, Richard (1968). The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney. Chicago: Simon & Schuster. p. 299. ISBN 1-5666-3158-0.
  188. ^ Reid, John Howard (2005). Success in the Cinema: Money-Making Movies and Critics' Choices. Raleigh, North Carolina: Lulu. p. 43. ISBN 1-8472-8088-9.
  189. ^ Thomas, Bob (1976). Walt Disney: An American Original (1994 ed.). New York: Hyperion Press. pp. 294–295. ISBN 0-7868-6027-8.
  190. ^ "101 Dalmatians (1961)". Boxoffice. Archived from the original on July 10, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  191. ^ "One Hundred and One Dalmatians". Variety. December 31, 1960. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  192. ^ "The Sword in the Stone". The Numbers. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  193. ^ Thomas, Bob (November 1, 1963). "Walt Disney Eyes New Movie Cartoon". Sarasota Journal. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  194. ^ "Big Rental Pictures of 1964", Variety, January 6, 1965 p 39.
  195. ^ "Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (re-issue)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  196. ^ "Hey There, It's Yogi Bear". The Numbers. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  197. ^ "Big Rental Pictures of 1964", Variety, 6 January 1965 p 39.
  198. ^ "Animals Portray Parts in Disney's "Robin Hood"". Toledo Blade. October 18, 1970. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  199. ^ "The Jungle Book". Variety. December 31, 1966. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  200. ^ Press reaction and comment at the Swedish Film Institute (in Swedish)
  201. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1970", Variety, 6 January 1971 p 11
  202. ^ "A Boy Named Charlie Brown". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on March 30, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  203. ^ "Schulz, Charlie Brown Finally Make It to the Movies: Peanuts Makes It to the Movies" by Warga, Wayne. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, CA] 29 Mar 1970.
  204. ^ "The Aristocats". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on March 30, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  205. ^ "Magical Kingdoms". Magical Kingdoms. 1970-12-24. Archived from the original on February 9, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  206. ^ "Daisy Town". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on March 30, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  207. ^ Robinson, Tasha (December 6, 2000). "Ralph Bakshi - Interview". A.V. Club. Archived from the original on September 30, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014. And Fritz was a $700,000 picture that made $90 million worldwide, and is still playing.
  208. ^ "Robin Hood". The Numbers. Archived from the original on July 1, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  209. ^ Huddy, John (November 7, 1973). "Disney Coming Out with "Robin Hood"". Toledo Blade. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  210. ^ "Disney's Dandy Detailed Data; 'Robin Hood' Takes $27,500,000; Films Corporate Gravy-Maker". Variety. January 15, 1975. p. 3.
  211. ^ "Dunderklumpen! (1974)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  212. ^ "The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on March 30, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  213. ^ "A Rally For G Ratings Clubhouse Gets Bandwagon Rolling For Family Entertainment". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  214. ^ "The Rescuers Review". Variety. 1977. Archived from the original on August 28, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  215. ^ "The Lord of the Rings (1978)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  216. ^ Beck, Jerry (2005). "The Lord of the Rings". The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-55652-591-9.
  217. ^ "Archived copy" 年度別映画興行成績#1979年 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  218. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  219. ^ "Kako haikyū shūnyū jōi sakuhin 1980-nen". Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on April 1, 2019. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  220. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  221. ^ "The Fox and the Hound (1981)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 27, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  222. ^ Ansen, David (July 13, 1981). "Forest Friendship". Newsweek: 81.
  223. ^ "The Secret of NIMH (1982)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  224. ^ Cawley, John (October 1991). "The Secret of N.I.M.H.". The Animated Films of Don Bluth. Image Pub of New York. ISBN 0-685-50334-8.
  225. ^ "Kako haikyū shūnyū jōi sakuhin 1980-nen". Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on May 22, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  226. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  227. ^ "Kako haikyū shūnyū jōi sakuhin 1980-nen". Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  228. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  229. ^ Hayden, Gene (August 7, 1989). "Babar's triumphs". Maclean's. Maclean Hunter Limited: 48. Founded in 1972, [sic] the [Nelvana] company earned an international reputation in 1984, after American director George Lucas—best known for the Star Wars movie series—hired the studio to create two animated TV spin-off series, Ewoks and Droids. A year later, Ohio's American Greetings Corp. and Kenner Parker Toys Inc. commissioned Nelvana to produce the animated Care Bears Movie. Earning $34 million in 1985, it became at the time the world's most profitable non-Disney animated movie. Buoyed by that success, Nelvana made two sequels. But the last of the trilogy, the 1987 Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland, which Nelvana produced for just under $5 million, only broke even. Conceded Hirsh: 'It was just one [sequel] too many.'
  230. ^ Sources differ as to the actual cost of The Care Bears Movie.
  231. ^ "An American Tail (1986)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 16, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  232. ^ "Kako haikyū shūnyū jōi sakuhin 1980-nen". Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  233. ^ "Currency converter in the past with official exchange rates from 1953". fxtop.com. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  234. ^ "The Land Before Time". Boxoffice. Archived from the original on September 16, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  235. ^ "The Land Before Time". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on March 30, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  236. ^ Stewart, James B. (2005). DisneyWar, p. 104. ISBN 0-684-80993-1. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  237. ^ "The Rescuers Down Under (1990)". IMDb. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  238. ^ Mark Salisbury, Tim Burton (2006). Burton on Burton. London: Faber and Faber. pp. 121–127. ISBN 0-571-22926-3.
  239. ^ The Lion King
  240. ^ Toy Story
  241. ^ "Toy Story". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  242. ^ "A Bug's Life (1998)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 15, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
  243. ^ "Toy Story 2 (3D)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  244. ^ "Dinosaur (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  245. ^ "Ice Age (2002)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on April 1, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
  246. ^ "Pixar's most (and least) successful movies at the box office, ranked". Business Insider. Archived from the original on July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  247. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro; Nancy Tartaglione (July 16, 2019). "'The Lion King' Expected To Leave A Big Paw Print Around The World With $450M+ Total By Sunday – Preview". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  248. ^ Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey, eds. (2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. HarperCollins. p. 255. ISBN 9780061778896. On its initial release Pinocchio brought in only $1.6 million in domestic rentals (compared with Snow White's $4.2 million) and $1.9 million in foreign rentals (compared with Snow White's $4.3 million)."
  249. ^ "Show Business: Record Wind". Time. February 19, 1940. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  250. ^ "The Lion King (1994)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Total after IMAX reissue but before 3D re-release: $783,841,776

§ Franchise and series sources[edit]