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Box Office History for Digital Animation

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
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Adventure PG $441,226,247 $614,590,501
2 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure G $380,529,370 $531,670,823
3 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Adventure PG $486,295,561 $486,295,561
4 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 $454,980,001
5 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure G $289,423,425 $426,931,554
6 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG $400,738,009 $425,827,468
7 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $415,005,479
8 Shrek May 18, 2001 Adventure PG $267,655,011 $409,048,734
9 Shrek the Third May 17, 2007 Adventure PG $322,719,944 $405,745,273
10 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Adventure PG $368,065,385 $391,606,502
11 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $380,076,312
12 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Adventure PG $368,384,330 $368,384,330
13 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $365,764,385
14 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Adventure PG $261,441,092 $363,739,896
15 Minions Jul 10, 2015 Adventure PG $336,045,770 $344,815,642
16 Zootopia Mar 4, 2016 Adventure PG $341,268,248 $341,268,248
17 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $337,931,470
18 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Comedy G $244,082,982 $322,338,591
19 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure G $162,798,565 $296,523,332
20 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Adventure G $268,488,329 $285,661,008
21 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Comedy PG $251,513,985 $275,739,216
22 The Lego Movie Feb 7, 2014 Adventure PG $257,784,718 $272,929,964
23 Sing Dec 21, 2016 Adventure PG $270,329,045 $270,329,045
24 WALL-E Jun 27, 2008 Adventure G $223,808,164 $269,629,548
25 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Adventure G $194,949,659 $267,999,213
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 1 2.83% $150,148,222 34,516,832 $307,199,805 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 1 0.72% $41,648,011 9,422,626 $83,861,371 Toy Story $41,648,011
1998 2 3.34% $225,752,004 48,134,755 $428,399,320 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 3 3.22% $236,684,463 46,591,428 $414,663,709 Toy Story 2 $208,880,039
2000 4 2.66% $200,744,932 37,243,956 $331,471,208 Dinosaur $137,748,063
2001 5 7.32% $607,412,797 107,316,746 $955,119,039 Shrek $267,655,011
2002 5 2.53% $231,943,583 39,921,440 $355,300,816 Ice Age $176,387,405
2003 3 3.70% $339,960,375 56,378,170 $501,765,713 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 5 10.83% $1,005,376,452 161,896,367 $1,440,877,666 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 8 5.57% $491,558,809 76,686,237 $682,507,509 Madagascar $193,595,521
2006 18 13.48% $1,238,456,929 189,077,385 $1,682,788,727 Cars $244,082,982
2007 15 12.05% $1,177,345,522 171,125,796 $1,523,019,584 Shrek the Third $322,719,944
2008 18 10.71% $1,044,783,262 145,512,987 $1,295,065,584 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 19 10.25% $1,090,076,095 145,343,476 $1,293,556,936 Up $293,004,164
2010 15 14.50% $1,519,698,805 192,610,746 $1,714,235,639 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 17 10.77% $1,097,604,216 138,411,627 $1,231,863,480 Cars 2 $191,450,875
2012 15 12.25% $1,352,983,826 169,972,834 $1,512,758,223 Brave $237,277,071
2013 19 15.20% $1,655,611,524 203,642,243 $1,812,415,963 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 18 12.18% $1,261,086,289 154,355,717 $1,373,765,881 The Lego Movie $257,784,718
2015 15 11.72% $1,323,485,375 156,997,074 $1,397,273,959 Inside Out $356,461,711
2016 25 20.15% $2,259,299,482 261,190,679 $2,324,597,043 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 23 14.26% $1,207,410,743 137,700,870 $1,225,537,743 Despicable Me 3 $263,074,020