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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 $598,959,298
2 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure G $380,529,370 $518,148,559
3 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Adventure PG $455,066,119 $455,066,119
4 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 $443,408,255
5 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure G $289,423,425 $416,073,179
6 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG $400,738,009 $414,997,174
7 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $404,450,426
8 Shrek May 18, 2001 Adventure PG $267,655,011 $398,645,183
9 Shrek the Third May 17, 2007 Adventure PG $322,719,944 $395,425,740
10 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Comedy PG $368,065,385 $381,646,568
11 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $370,409,631
12 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $356,461,711
13 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Adventure PG $261,441,092 $354,488,708
14 Zootopia Mar 4, 2016 Adventure PG $341,207,778 $341,207,778
15 Minions Jul 10, 2015 Comedy PG $336,045,770 $336,045,770
16 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $329,336,681
17 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Comedy G $244,082,982 $314,140,384
18 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure G $162,798,565 $288,981,698
19 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Adventure G $268,488,329 $278,395,641
20 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Comedy PG $251,513,985 $268,726,195
21 The Lego Movie Feb 7, 2014 Adventure PG $257,784,718 $265,988,393
22 WALL-E Jun 27, 2008 Adventure G $223,808,164 $262,771,918
23 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Adventure G $194,949,659 $261,183,048
24 Ice Age Mar 15, 2002 Adventure PG $176,387,405 $255,928,705
25 Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 Adventure PG $238,736,787 $255,076,188
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% $225,752,004 48,134,755 $381,227,260 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 3 3.22% $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 9 5.57% $491,723,753 76,711,969 $607,558,794 Madagascar $193,595,521
2006 18 13.47% $1,238,291,985 189,052,202 $1,497,293,440 Cars $244,082,982
2007 15 12.05% $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 19 10.24% $1,090,076,095 145,343,476 $1,151,120,330 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 15.17% $1,655,611,524 203,642,243 $1,612,846,565 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 18 12.18% $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 14 21.11% $1,332,346,502 158,048,213 $1,251,741,847 Finding Dory $455,066,119