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Box Office History for G-Rated Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2018 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2018, 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 $551,339,570
2 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure Kids Fiction $415,004,880 $471,811,631
3 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure Kids Fiction $289,423,425 $442,725,554
4 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure Kids Fiction $245,852,179 $430,358,283
5 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure Kids Fiction $191,796,233 $394,136,938
6 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Adventure Kids Fiction $244,082,982 $334,263,256
7 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure Fantasy $162,798,565 $307,492,981
8 Tarzan Jun 16, 1999 Adventure Historical Fiction $171,091,819 $302,086,036
9 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Adventure Kids Fiction $268,488,329 $296,228,814
10 Pocahontas Jun 10, 1995 Adventure Historical Fiction $141,579,773 $291,946,321
11 WALL-E Jun 27, 2008 Adventure Science Fiction $223,808,164 $279,604,283
12 101 Dalmatians Nov 27, 1996 Adventure Kids Fiction $136,189,294 $275,302,280
13 Ratatouille Jun 29, 2007 Adventure Kids Fiction $206,445,654 $269,159,516
14 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Adventure Kids Fiction $186,493,587 $264,917,603
15 Mulan Jun 19, 1998 Adventure Dramatization $120,620,254 $230,695,878
16 Cars 2 Jun 24, 2011 Adventure Kids Fiction $191,450,875 $216,559,185
17 The Santa Clause 2 Nov 1, 2002 Adventure Kids Fiction $139,225,854 $214,895,976
18 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jun 21, 1996 Adventure Historical Fiction $100,138,851 $203,222,957
19 Hercules Jun 13, 1997 Adventure Historical Fiction $99,112,101 $193,689,659
20 Horton Hears a Who Mar 14, 2008 Adventure Fantasy $154,529,439 $193,054,188
21 The Rugrats Movie Nov 20, 1998 Adventure Kids Fiction $100,494,685 $190,543,664
22 Chicken Little Nov 4, 2005 Adventure Kids Fiction $135,386,665 $189,353,892
23 Chicken Run Jun 21, 2000 Adventure Kids Fiction $106,793,915 $177,725,678
24 The Princess Diaries Aug 3, 2001 Comedy Contemporary Fiction $108,244,774 $171,546,119
25 Rio Apr 15, 2011 Adventure Kids Fiction $143,619,809 $162,455,195
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 $883,554,589 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 15 6.59% $381,404,639 86,290,634 $774,026,987 101 Dalmatians $121,795,758
1997 10 3.30% $209,950,183 45,740,776 $410,294,761 Hercules $99,112,101
1998 16 6.33% $428,542,828 91,373,731 $819,622,367 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 19 7.99% $586,537,688 115,460,164 $1,035,677,671 Toy Story 2 $208,880,039
2000 23 6.81% $513,344,733 95,240,197 $854,304,567 Chicken Run $106,793,915
2001 18 6.40% $530,645,011 93,753,526 $840,969,128 Monsters, Inc. $244,638,458
2002 21 4.91% $449,626,508 77,388,374 $694,173,715 The Santa Clause 2 $138,277,797
2003 22 5.97% $548,539,039 90,968,321 $815,985,839 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 12 2.82% $262,344,524 42,245,490 $378,942,045 The Polar Express $155,754,116
2005 16 4.79% $423,304,381 66,038,119 $592,361,927 Chicken Little $131,944,653
2006 16 5.84% $534,815,648 81,651,235 $732,411,578 Cars $244,082,982
2007 16 4.28% $418,309,932 60,800,853 $545,383,651 Ratatouille $206,445,654
2008 18 7.34% $715,319,707 99,626,697 $893,651,472 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 16 2.80% $298,267,966 39,769,060 $356,728,468 The Princess and the Frog $85,859,339
2010 12 4.86% $509,897,138 64,625,743 $579,692,915 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 21 7.88% $802,310,583 101,174,090 $907,531,587 Cars 2 $191,450,875
2012 15 2.37% $260,853,400 32,770,520 $293,951,564 Beauty and the Beast $81,619,237
2013 10 2.62% $285,879,671 35,163,545 $315,416,999 Monsters University $268,488,329
2014 12 1.69% $173,743,768 21,266,061 $190,756,567 Rio 2 $131,538,435
2015 12 1.38% $154,770,330 18,359,466 $164,684,410 The Peanuts Movie $128,235,584
2016 11 0.13% $15,111,379 1,746,976 $15,670,375 A Beautiful Planet $7,895,708
2017 12 1.55% $170,479,063 18,997,883 $170,411,011 Cars 3 $152,901,115
2018 2 0.02% $705,108 78,606 $705,096 Pandas $648,727

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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