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Box Office History for Kids Fiction

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 $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 $483,597,782 $483,597,782
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 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Comedy PG $260,044,825 $406,213,839
8 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $404,450,426
9 Shrek May 18, 2001 Adventure PG $267,655,011 $398,645,183
10 Shrek the Third May 17, 2007 Adventure PG $322,719,944 $395,425,740
11 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Comedy PG $368,065,385 $381,646,568
12 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $370,409,631
13 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Adventure PG $362,020,120 $362,020,120
14 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $356,461,711
15 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Adventure PG $261,441,092 $354,488,708
16 Zootopia Mar 4, 2016 Adventure PG $341,268,248 $341,268,248
17 Minions Jul 10, 2015 Comedy PG $336,045,770 $336,045,770
18 Night at the Museum Dec 22, 2006 Comedy PG $250,863,268 $314,530,373
19 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Comedy G $244,082,982 $314,140,384
20 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Adventure G $268,488,329 $278,395,641
21 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15, 2005 Comedy PG $206,459,076 $271,521,061
22 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Comedy PG $251,513,985 $268,726,195
23 The Lego Movie Feb 7, 2014 Adventure PG $257,784,718 $265,988,393
24 Alvin and the Chipmunks Dec 14, 2007 Comedy PG $217,326,974 $263,027,819
25 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Adventure G $194,949,659 $261,183,048
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 15 6.01% $319,378,246 73,420,278 $653,440,474 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 21 12.37% $716,145,260 162,023,805 $1,442,011,865 The Nutty Professor $128,814,019
1997 15 5.30% $336,914,667 73,401,881 $653,276,741 George Of The Jungle $105,263,257
1998 14 7.80% $527,883,068 112,555,017 $1,001,739,651 Doctor Dolittle $144,155,259
1999 16 8.12% $596,114,739 117,345,411 $1,044,374,158 Toy Story 2 $208,880,039
2000 21 14.76% $1,111,491,315 206,213,590 $1,835,300,951 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 16 13.18% $1,093,185,985 193,142,393 $1,718,967,298 Shrek $267,655,011
2002 27 14.90% $1,365,378,416 235,004,877 $2,091,543,405 Ice Age $176,387,405
2003 22 11.56% $1,062,798,302 176,251,779 $1,568,640,833 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 22 15.24% $1,415,131,690 227,879,491 $2,028,127,470 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 20 12.16% $1,072,898,070 167,378,785 $1,489,671,187 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory $206,459,076
2006 18 15.13% $1,390,449,630 212,282,377 $1,889,313,155 Cars $244,082,982
2007 11 10.78% $1,053,000,750 153,052,429 $1,362,166,618 Shrek the Third $322,719,944
2008 16 7.08% $690,445,178 96,162,280 $855,844,292 Kung Fu Panda $215,434,591
2009 20 10.64% $1,131,913,175 150,921,756 $1,343,203,628 Monsters vs. Aliens $198,351,526
2010 22 16.35% $1,731,442,782 219,447,750 $1,953,084,975 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 28 16.19% $1,648,894,747 207,931,233 $1,850,587,974 Cars 2 $191,450,875
2012 26 12.36% $1,364,348,392 171,400,539 $1,525,464,797 Brave $237,277,071
2013 22 16.14% $1,758,593,426 216,309,143 $1,925,151,373 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 22 10.38% $1,074,531,953 131,521,647 $1,170,542,658 The Lego Movie $257,784,718
2015 19 14.50% $1,637,457,850 194,241,729 $1,728,751,388 Inside Out $356,461,711
2016 26 20.76% $2,328,793,272 269,224,643 $2,396,099,323 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 25 15.35% $1,517,947,009 170,555,830 $1,517,946,887 Despicable Me 3 $264,552,580

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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