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Box Office History for Digital Animation

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 $632,353,233
2 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Adventure G $380,529,370 $547,037,032
3 Finding Dory Jun 17, 2016 Adventure PG $486,295,561 $500,350,346
4 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 $468,129,712
5 Monsters, Inc. Nov 2, 2001 Adventure G $289,423,425 $439,270,616
6 Frozen Nov 22, 2013 Adventure PG $400,738,009 $438,134,620
7 Toy Story 2 Nov 19, 1999 Adventure G $245,852,179 $426,999,857
8 Shrek May 18, 2001 Adventure PG $267,655,011 $420,870,952
9 Shrek the Third May 17, 2007 Adventure PG $322,719,944 $417,472,015
10 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Adventure PG $368,065,385 $402,924,609
11 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Adventure G $191,796,233 $391,061,176
12 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Adventure PG $368,384,330 $379,031,269
13 Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Adventure PG $356,461,711 $376,335,610
14 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Adventure PG $261,441,092 $374,252,610
15 Minions Jul 10, 2015 Adventure PG $336,045,770 $354,781,412
16 Zootopia Mar 4, 2016 Adventure PG $341,268,248 $351,131,486
17 Up May 29, 2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 $347,698,276
18 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Adventure G $244,082,982 $331,654,735
19 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Adventure G $306,949,909 $306,949,909
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 $280,818,113
24 WALL-E Jun 27, 2008 Adventure G $223,808,164 $277,422,309
25 Sing Dec 21, 2016 Adventure PG $270,329,045 $275,141,106
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 $307,199,805 Toy Story $150,148,222
1996 1 0.72% $41,648,011 9,422,626 $83,861,371 Toy Story $41,648,011
1998 2 3.34% $225,752,004 48,134,755 $428,399,320 A Bug's Life $136,426,334
1999 3 3.22% $236,684,463 46,591,428 $414,663,709 Toy Story 2 $208,880,039
2000 4 2.66% $200,744,932 37,243,956 $331,471,208 Dinosaur $137,748,063
2001 5 7.32% $607,412,797 107,316,746 $955,119,039 Shrek $267,655,011
2002 5 2.53% $231,943,583 39,921,440 $355,300,816 Ice Age $176,387,405
2003 3 3.70% $339,960,375 56,378,170 $501,765,713 Finding Nemo $339,714,367
2004 5 10.83% $1,005,376,452 161,896,367 $1,440,877,666 Shrek 2 $441,226,247
2005 8 5.57% $491,558,809 76,686,237 $682,507,509 Madagascar $193,595,521
2006 18 13.48% $1,238,456,929 189,077,385 $1,682,788,727 Cars $244,082,982
2007 15 12.05% $1,177,345,522 171,125,796 $1,523,019,584 Shrek the Third $322,719,944
2008 18 10.71% $1,044,783,262 145,512,987 $1,295,065,584 WALL-E $223,806,889
2009 19 10.25% $1,090,076,095 145,343,476 $1,293,556,936 Up $293,004,164
2010 15 15.37% $1,627,402,441 206,261,396 $1,835,726,424 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2011 17 10.77% $1,097,600,884 138,411,206 $1,231,859,733 Cars 2 $191,450,875
2012 16 12.26% $1,353,652,184 170,056,798 $1,513,505,502 Brave $237,277,071
2013 19 15.20% $1,655,611,524 203,642,243 $1,812,415,963 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 18 12.18% $1,261,086,289 154,355,717 $1,373,765,881 The Lego Movie $257,784,718
2015 15 11.72% $1,323,485,375 156,997,074 $1,397,273,959 Inside Out $356,461,711
2016 26 20.16% $2,261,548,106 261,450,635 $2,326,910,652 Finding Dory $486,295,561
2017 26 14.00% $1,402,836,656 157,622,082 $1,402,836,530 Despicable Me 3 $264,559,530

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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