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Box Office History for Digital Animation

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2016 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2016, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Adventure PG $441,226,247 $592,504,152
2 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure G $380,529,370 $518,148,559
3 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 $443,408,255
4 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure G $289,423,425 $416,073,179
5 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG $400,738,009 $414,997,174
6 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $404,402,670
7 Shrek May 18, 2001 Adventure PG $267,655,011 $398,645,183
8 Shrek the Third May 17, 2007 Adventure PG $322,719,944 $393,333,456
9 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Comedy PG $368,065,385 $381,646,568
10 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $370,131,913
11 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $356,461,711
12 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Adventure PG $261,441,092 $354,488,708
13 Zootopia Mar 4, 2016 Adventure PG $336,164,834 $336,164,834
14 Minions Jul 10, 2015 Comedy PG $336,045,770 $336,045,770
15 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $329,336,681
16 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Comedy G $244,082,982 $314,140,384
17 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure G $162,798,565 $288,971,119
18 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Adventure G $268,488,329 $278,395,641
19 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Comedy PG $251,513,985 $268,726,195
20 The Lego Movie Feb 7, 2014 Adventure PG $257,784,718 $265,988,393
21 WALL-E Jun 27, 2008 Adventure G $223,808,164 $262,771,918
22 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Adventure G $194,949,659 $261,183,048
23 Ice Age Mar 15, 2002 Adventure PG $176,387,405 $255,928,705
24 Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 Adventure PG $238,736,787 $255,076,188
25 Madagascar May 27, 2005 Adventure PG $193,595,521 $254,039,660
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 $273,373,309 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 1 0.72% $41,648,011 9,422,626 $74,627,198 Toy Story $41,648,011
1998 2 3.34% $225,640,695 48,111,021 $381,039,286 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 3 3.23% $236,684,463 46,591,428 $369,004,110 Toy Story 2 $208,880,039
2000 4 2.61% $200,744,932 37,243,956 $294,972,132 Dinosaur $137,748,063
2001 5 7.32% $607,412,797 107,316,746 $849,948,628 Shrek $267,655,011
2002 5 2.53% $231,943,583 39,921,440 $316,177,805 Ice Age $176,387,405
2003 3 3.70% $339,960,375 56,378,170 $446,515,106 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 5 10.83% $1,005,376,452 161,896,367 $1,282,219,227 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 8 5.58% $491,558,809 76,686,237 $607,354,997 Madagascar $193,595,521
2006 18 13.48% $1,237,512,394 188,933,180 $1,496,350,786 Cars $244,082,982
2007 15 12.06% $1,177,345,522 171,125,796 $1,355,316,304 Shrek the Third $322,719,944
2008 18 10.68% $1,044,783,262 145,512,987 $1,152,462,857 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 18 10.24% $1,089,958,083 145,327,741 $1,150,995,709 Up $293,004,164
2010 16 14.78% $1,553,333,014 196,873,637 $1,559,239,205 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 17 10.77% $1,097,604,216 138,411,627 $1,096,220,086 Cars 2 $191,450,875
2012 15 12.28% $1,352,983,826 169,972,834 $1,346,184,845 Brave $237,277,071
2013 19 15.15% $1,655,611,524 203,642,243 $1,612,846,565 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 18 12.17% $1,261,086,289 154,355,717 $1,222,497,279 The Lego Movie $257,784,718
2015 15 11.71% $1,323,485,375 156,997,074 $1,243,416,826 Inside Out $356,461,711
2016 11 13.84% $589,761,598 69,959,853 $554,082,036 Zootopia $336,164,834