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Box Office History for Digital Animation

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
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Adventure PG $441,226,247 $632,353,233
2 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure G $380,529,370 $547,037,032
3 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Adventure G $186,493,587 $540,409,341
4 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Adventure PG $486,295,561 $504,285,686
5 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 $468,129,712
6 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure G $289,423,425 $439,270,616
7 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Musical PG $400,738,009 $438,134,620
8 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $426,999,857
9 Shrek May 18, 2001 Adventure PG $267,655,011 $420,870,952
10 Shrek the Third May 17, 2007 Adventure PG $322,719,944 $417,472,015
11 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Adventure PG $368,065,385 $402,924,609
12 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $391,061,176
13 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Adventure PG $368,384,330 $382,012,414
14 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $379,295,553
15 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Adventure PG $261,441,092 $374,252,610
16 Minions Jul 10, 2015 Adventure PG $336,045,770 $357,571,828
17 Zootopia Mar 4, 2016 Adventure PG $341,268,248 $353,893,195
18 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $347,698,276
19 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Adventure G $244,082,982 $331,654,735
20 A Bug's Life Nov 20, 1998 Adventure G $162,798,565 $305,093,371
21 Monsters University Jun 21, 2013 Adventure G $268,488,329 $293,917,107
22 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Adventure PG $251,513,985 $283,708,557
23 The Lego Movie Feb 7, 2014 Adventure PG $257,784,718 $283,026,795
24 WALL-E Jun 27, 2008 Adventure G $223,808,164 $277,422,309
25 Sing Dec 21, 2016 Adventure PG $270,329,045 $276,488,490
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 $309,615,983 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 1 0.72% $41,648,011 9,422,626 $84,520,955 Toy Story $41,648,011
1998 3 3.34% $225,810,322 48,147,189 $431,880,285 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 3 3.22% $236,684,463 46,591,428 $417,925,109 Toy Story 2 $208,880,039
2000 4 2.66% $200,744,932 37,243,956 $334,078,285 Dinosaur $137,748,063
2001 5 7.32% $607,412,797 107,316,746 $962,631,212 Shrek $267,655,011
2002 5 2.53% $231,943,583 39,921,440 $358,095,317 Ice Age $176,387,405
2003 3 3.70% $339,960,375 56,378,170 $505,712,185 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 5 10.83% $1,005,376,452 161,896,367 $1,452,210,412 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 8 5.57% $491,558,809 76,686,237 $687,875,546 Madagascar $193,595,521
2006 18 13.48% $1,238,456,929 189,077,385 $1,696,024,143 Cars $244,082,982
2007 15 12.05% $1,177,345,522 171,125,796 $1,534,998,390 Shrek the Third $322,719,944
2008 18 10.71% $1,044,783,262 145,512,987 $1,305,251,493 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 19 10.25% $1,090,076,095 145,343,476 $1,303,730,980 Up $293,004,164
2010 15 14.52% $1,521,358,399 192,821,084 $1,729,605,123 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 17 10.76% $1,093,037,927 137,835,795 $1,236,387,081 Cars 2 $191,450,875
2012 16 12.26% $1,353,629,788 170,053,985 $1,525,384,245 Brave $237,277,071
2013 19 15.20% $1,655,611,524 203,642,243 $1,826,670,920 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 18 12.18% $1,261,086,289 154,355,717 $1,384,570,781 The Lego Movie $257,784,718
2015 15 11.87% $1,323,485,375 156,997,074 $1,408,263,754 Inside Out $356,461,711
2016 26 20.45% $2,301,399,404 266,057,722 $2,386,537,766 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 29 14.04% $1,540,965,265 171,790,984 $1,540,965,126 Despicable Me 3 $264,624,300
2018 8 3.56% $58,311,131 6,500,679 $58,311,091 Ferdinand $28,944,626

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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