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Box Office History for G-Rated Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2017, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreCreative
Type
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure Kids Fiction $380,529,370 $547,037,032
2 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure Kids Fiction $415,004,880 $468,129,712
3 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure Kids Fiction $289,423,425 $439,270,616
4 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure Kids Fiction $245,852,179 $426,999,857
5 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure Kids Fiction $191,796,233 $391,061,176
6 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Adventure Kids Fiction $244,082,982 $331,654,735
7 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure Fantasy $162,798,565 $305,093,371
8 Tarzan Jun 16, 1999 Adventure Historical Fiction $171,091,819 $299,728,620
9 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Adventure Kids Fiction $268,488,329 $293,917,107
10 Pocahontas Jun 10, 1995 Adventure Historical Fiction $141,579,773 $289,668,033
11 WALL-E Jun 27, 2008 Adventure Science Fiction $223,808,164 $277,422,309
12 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Adventure Kids Fiction $194,949,659 $275,744,855
13 101 Dalmatians Nov 27, 1996 Adventure Kids Fiction $136,189,294 $273,153,878
14 Ratatouille Jun 29, 2007 Adventure Kids Fiction $206,445,654 $267,059,052
15 Mulan Jun 19, 1998 Adventure Dramatization $120,620,254 $228,895,576
16 Cars 2 Jun 24, 2011 Adventure Kids Fiction $191,450,875 $214,869,202
17 The Santa Clause 2 Nov 1, 2002 Adventure Kids Fiction $139,225,854 $213,218,973
18 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jun 21, 1996 Adventure Historical Fiction $100,138,851 $201,637,047
19 Hercules Jun 13, 1997 Adventure Historical Fiction $99,112,101 $192,178,145
20 Horton Hears a Who Mar 14, 2008 Adventure Fantasy $154,529,439 $191,547,633
21 The Rugrats Movie Nov 20, 1998 Adventure Kids Fiction $100,494,685 $189,056,701
22 Chicken Little Nov 4, 2005 Adventure Kids Fiction $135,386,665 $187,876,214
23 Chicken Run Jun 21, 2000 Adventure Kids Fiction $106,793,915 $176,338,744
24 The Princess Diaries Aug 3, 2001 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $108,244,774 $170,207,409
25 Rio Apr 15, 2011 Adventure Kids Fiction $143,619,809 $161,187,428
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 14 8.06% $428,479,678 98,501,069 $876,659,514 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 14 6.59% $381,311,167 86,269,487 $767,798,434 101 Dalmatians $121,795,758
1997 10 3.30% $209,950,183 45,740,776 $407,092,906 Hercules $99,112,101
1998 16 6.33% $428,542,828 91,373,731 $813,226,206 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 19 7.99% $586,537,688 115,460,164 $1,027,595,460 Toy Story 2 $208,880,039
2000 23 6.81% $513,344,733 95,240,197 $847,637,753 Chicken Run $106,793,915
2001 18 6.40% $530,645,011 93,753,526 $834,406,381 Monsters, Inc. $244,638,458
2002 20 4.91% $449,550,843 77,375,351 $688,640,624 The Santa Clause 2 $138,277,797
2003 21 5.96% $548,463,416 90,955,780 $809,506,442 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 11 2.78% $257,850,608 41,521,832 $369,544,305 The Polar Express $151,347,822
2005 16 4.69% $413,466,604 64,503,364 $574,079,940 Chicken Little $131,944,653
2006 16 6.13% $563,236,888 85,990,356 $765,314,168 Cars $244,082,982
2007 15 4.26% $415,708,396 60,422,723 $537,762,235 Ratatouille $206,445,654
2008 18 7.34% $715,319,707 99,626,697 $886,677,603 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 16 2.80% $298,267,966 39,769,060 $353,944,634 The Princess and the Frog $85,859,339
2010 11 4.86% $509,841,429 64,618,684 $575,106,288 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 20 7.87% $801,928,236 101,125,876 $900,020,296 Cars 2 $191,450,875
2012 14 2.36% $260,663,031 32,746,605 $291,444,785 Beauty and the Beast $81,619,237
2013 10 2.62% $285,879,671 35,163,545 $312,955,551 Monsters University $268,488,329
2014 12 1.68% $173,743,768 21,266,061 $189,267,943 Rio 2 $131,538,435
2015 11 1.37% $154,463,792 18,323,103 $163,075,617 The Peanuts Movie $128,763,058
2016 10 0.12% $13,688,347 1,582,462 $14,083,912 A Beautiful Planet $7,895,708
2017 5 1.81% $167,938,000 18,869,435 $167,937,972 Cars 3 $152,901,115

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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