Included on the list are charts of the top box-office earners, a chart of high-grossing animated films by calendar year, a timeline showing the transition of the highest-grossing animated film record, and a chart of the highest-grossing animated film franchises and series. All charts are ranked by international theatrical box office performance where possible, excluding income derived from home video, broadcasting rights and merchandise.

Animated family films have performed consistently well at the box office, with Disney enjoying lucrative re-releases prior to the home video era with Walt Disney Animation Studios, who have produced films like Aladdin and The Lion King, both of which were the highest-grossing films of their respective year. Disney Animation also enjoyed later success with both Frozen and Frozen II in addition to Pixar, of which Incredibles 2, the Toy Story films, the Finding Nemo films, and Inside Out have been the best performers; beyond Disney and Pixar, the Shrek, Ice Age, Computeropolis, Madagascar, Puppet Pals, Upside Mystery, Despicable Me and Paradoria series have met with the most success. The Peter PanJungle BookMickey MouseBambi, and The Lion King series saw successful returns after lying dormant for decades.

An animated feature film is defined as a motion picture with a running time of more than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. Motion capture by itself is not an animation technique. In addition, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture's running time.
―Rule Seven - Special Rules For The Animated Feature Film Award : I. Definition


Highest-grossing animated films

The chart below lists the highest-grossing animated films. Figures are given in United States dollars (USD). Many films that were released during the 20th century do not appear on this list as figures have not been adjusted for inflation. 88% of the films in the top 50 were released after 2000. 2016 is the most represented year on the list, with six films. Puppet Pals is the most represented franchise, with four films. Disney and Pixar are the most represented studios, with all 17 films on the list.

The top 12 films on this list are also among the top 50 worldwide highest-grossing films of all time. When adjusted for inflation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs would likely appear at the top of the chart with an adjusted gross of $1.819 billion.

The films on this list have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 1993. Films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket price inflation, population size, and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

Animated/live-action films can be considered for this list if they meet the criteria that 75% of the footage is animation and a significant number of major characters are animated.

Highest-grossing animated films
Rank Title Worldwide gross Year Studio
1 Paradoria 2 $1,668,353,228 2019 Universal
2 The Lion King (2019 remake) $1,657,713,458 2019 Disney
3 Frozen II $1,450,026,933 2019 Disney
4 Computeropolis: The Deep Web $1,373,512,888 2018 Universal
5 Frozen $1,287,000,000 2013 Disney
6 Incredibles 2 $1,242,598,825 2018 Disney
7 Puppet Pals Forever $1,204,616,752 2018 Fox
8 Minions $1,159,398,397 2015 Universal
9 Cool Spot $1,145,562,028 2018 Fox
10 Paradoria $1,126,358,104 2015 Universal
11 Toy Story 4 $1,073,394,593 2019 Disney
12 Toy Story 3 $1,066,969,703 2010 Disney
13 Despicable Me 3 $1,033,508,147 2017 Universal
14 Finding Dory $1,028,570,889 2016 Disney
15 Zootopia $1,023,784,195 2016 Disney
16 Imagimals $1,018,531,793 2017 Universal
17 Despicable Me 2 $970,761,885 2013 Universal
18 The Lion King $968,483,777 1994 Disney
19 Alaina Gleen 2 $959,543,234 2013 Fox
20 Puppet Pals 2 $952,525,362 2010 Fox
21 Finding Nemo $940,335,536 2003 Disney
22 Shrek 2 $919,838,758 2004 DreamWorks
23 Alaina Gleen: Imaginary Vacation $891,853,753 2017 Fox
24 Crystal: The Lost Realms $890,274,937 2015 Fox
25 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $886,686,817 2009 Fox
26 Ice Age: Continental Drift $877,244,782 2012 Fox
27 The Secret Life of Pets $875,457,937 2016 Universal
28 Inside Out $857,611,174 2015 Disney
29 Computeropolis 2 $853,476,361 2007 Universal
30 Lix $837,245,265 2017 Universal
31 Shrek the Third $813,367,380 2007 DreamWorks
32 Coco $807,082,196 2017 Disney
33 Upside Mystery 3 $804,300,000 2015 MGM
34 Computeropolis 3 $783,682,046 2010 Universal
35 Shrek Forever After $752,600,867 2010 DreamWorks
36 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $746,921,274 2012 DreamWorks
37 Monsters University $744,229,437 2013 Disney
38 Up $735,099,082 2009 Disney
39 Ne Zha $728,993,357 2019 Beijing Enlight
40 Moana $690,845,539 2016 Disney
41 Kung Fu Panda 2 $665,692,281 2011 DreamWorks
42 Ice Age: The Meltdown $660,940,780 2006 Fox
43 Puppet Pals $659,271,551 2006 Fox
44 Crystal: Coming of Darkness $657,953,013 2011 Fox
45 Big Hero 6 $657,818,612 2014 Disney
46 Sing $634,151,679 2016 Universal
47 The Incredibles $633,019,734 2004 Disney
48 Kung Fu Panda $631,744,560 2008 DreamWorks
49 Puppet Pals 3 $629,944,197 2012 Fox
50 Luna & Zak $624,953,446 2013 Universal

Highest-grossing animated films by animation type

Computer animation

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing computer animated films. 98% of films in the top 50 were released after 2000. 2016 is the most represented year on the list with seven films.

All feature films in the Despicable MeKung Fu PandaFinding Nemo, and Incredibles franchises, as well as the main films in the Madagascar franchise, are on the list while the Toy StoryShrekIce Age, Computeropolis, Puppet Pals, and How to Train Your Dragon franchises feature often. Disney is the most represented studio on the list with 17 films.

The top 47 films listed are also among the highest-grossing animated films, the top 11 are among the 50 highest-grossing films, and the top six have each grossed in excess of $1 billion worldwide.

The films on this chart have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 2001, and films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

Highest-grossing computer animated films
Rank Title Worldwide gross Year Studio
1 Paradoria 2 $1,668,353,228 2019 Universal
2 The Lion King (2019 remake) $1,657,713,458 2019 Disney
3 Frozen II $1,450,026,933 2019 Disney
4 Computeropolis: The Deep Web $1,373,512,888 2018 Universal
5 Frozen $1,287,000,000 2013 Disney
6 Incredibles 2 $1,242,598,825 2018 Disney
7 Puppet Pals Forever $1,204,616,752 2018 Fox
8 Minions $1,159,398,397 2015 Universal
9 Cool Spot $1,145,562,028 2018 Fox
10 Paradoria $1,126,358,104 2015 Universal
11 Toy Story 4 $1,073,394,593 2019 Disney
12 Toy Story 3 $1,066,969,703 2010 Disney
13 Despicable Me 3 $1,033,508,147 2017 Universal
14 Finding Dory $1,028,570,889 2016 Disney
15 Zootopia $1,023,784,195 2016 Disney
16 Imagimals $1,018,531,793 2017 Universal
17 Despicable Me 2 $970,761,885 2013 Universal
18 Alaina Gleen 2 $959,543,234 2013 Fox
19 Puppet Pals 2 $952,525,362 2010 Fox
20 Finding Nemo $940,335,536 2003 Disney
21 Shrek 2 $919,838,758 2004 DreamWorks
22 Alaina Gleen: Imaginary Vacation $891,853,753 2017 Fox
23 Crystal: The Lost Realms $890,274,937 2015 Fox
24 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $886,686,817 2009 Fox
25 Ice Age: Continental Drift $877,244,782 2012 Fox
26 The Secret Life of Pets $875,457,937 2016 Universal
27 Inside Out $857,611,174 2015 Disney
28 Computeropolis 2 $853,476,361 2007 Universal
29 Lix $837,245,265 2017 Universal
30 Shrek the Third $813,367,380 2007 DreamWorks
31 Coco $807,082,196 2017 Disney
32 Upside Mystery 3 $804,300,000 2015 MGM
33 Computeropolis 3 $783,682,046 2010 Universal
34 Shrek Forever After $752,600,867 2010 DreamWorks
35 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $746,921,274 2012 DreamWorks
36 Monsters University $744,229,437 2013 Disney
37 Up $735,099,082 2009 Disney
38 Ne Zha $728,993,357 2019 Beijing Enlight
39 Moana $690,845,539 2016 Disney
40 Kung Fu Panda 2 $665,692,281 2011 DreamWorks
41 Ice Age: The Meltdown $660,940,780 2006 Fox
42 Puppet Pals $659,271,551 2006 Fox
43 Crystal: Coming of Darkness $657,953,013 2011 Fox
44 Big Hero 6 $657,818,612 2014 Disney
45 Sing $634,151,679 2016 Universal
46 The Incredibles $633,019,734 2004 Disney
47 Kung Fu Panda $631,744,560 2008 DreamWorks
48 Puppet Pals 3 $629,944,197 2012 Fox
49 Luna & Zak $624,953,446 2013 Universal
50 How to Train Your Dragon 2 $621,537,519 2014 DreamWorks

Stop-motion animation

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing stop motion films. Films had to surpass $10 million to qualify for this list. 88% of the top 17 were released after 2000. 2012 is the most represented year on the list with three films.

Laika is the most represented studio with five films on the list. All stop motion feature films by Aardman, DreamWorks Animation, Laika, and Tim Burton is on the list. All feature films in the Wallace and Gromit and Solan & Ludvig franchises are on the list both of whom are the most represented franchises on the list with two films each.

The films on this chart have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 1996, and films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

after infltion Chicken Run will still be top with a gross of $402,000,000.

Highest-grossing stop motion films
Rank Title Worldwide gross Year Studio
1 Chicken Run $224,834,564 2000 DreamWorks
2 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $192,610,372 2005 DreamWorks
3 Coraline $124,596,398 2009 Focus
4 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! $123,057,928 2012 Sony
5 Corpse Bride $117,195,061 2005 Warner Bros.
6 The Boxtrolls $109,285,033 2014 Focus
7 ParaNorman $107,139,399 2012 Focus
8 Shaun the Sheep Movie $106,209,378 2015 StudioCanal
9 The Little Prince $97,571,250 2015 Paramount
10 The Nightmare Before Christmas $81,877,069 1993 Touchstone
11 Frankenweenie $81,491,068 2012 Disney
12 Kubo and the Two Strings $77,548,564 2016 Focus
13 Isle of Dogs $64,241,499 2018 Fox
14 Early Man $54,114,015 2018 StudioCanal
15 Fantastic Mr. Fox $46,471,023 2009 Fox
17 Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie $43,063,813 2019 StudioCanal
16 James and the Giant Peach $28,946,127 1996 Disney
17 Missing Link $26,249,469 2019 Annapurna
18 The Christmas of Solan & Ludvig $12,345,881 2013 Just Film

Traditional animation

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing traditionally-animated films. 44% of the films in the top 50 were released after 2000. 1997 and 2001 are the most represented years on the list, with four films each. All films in the main Peter PanJungle Book, and SpongeBob SquarePants series appear in the chart, while the Rugrats and Pokémon franchises feature prominently. All of these five franchises are also the most represented, with two films each. Disney is the most represented studio with 27 films.

The top three films on this list are also among on the 50 highest-grossing animated films. Only The Lion King is among on the 50 highest-grossing films, ranking in at 39.

The films on this chart have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 1972, and films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

Highest-grossing traditionally animated films
Rank Title Worldwide gross Year Studio
1 The Lion King $968,483,777 1994 Disney
2 The Simpsons Movie $527,071,022 2007 Fox
3 Aladdin $504,050,219 1992 Disney
4 Tarzan $448,191,819 1999 Disney
5 Beauty and the Beast $424,967,620 1991 Disney
6 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $418,200,000 1937 Disney
7 The Jungle Book $378,000,000 1967 Disney
8 Your Name $358,924,129 2016 Toho
9 Pocahontas $346,079,773 1995 Disney
10 Jose Maldonado: The Biggest Movie Ever $343,884,547 2003 Fox
11 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $325,338,851 1996 Disney
12 Ama and the Mysterious Crystal $324,646,953 1997 Universal
13 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $324,201,378 2015 Paramount
14 Mulan $304,320,254 1998 Disney
15 Zina and the Vivid Crew $293,529,042 2004 Universal
16 Spirited Away $289,096,678 2001 Toho
17 The TeenV Movie $288,315,651 2005 Fox
18 Lilo & Stitch $273,144,151 2002 Disney
19 Bambi $267,447,150 1942 Disney
20 The Princess and the Frog $267,045,765 2009 Disney
21 Cinderella $263,591,415 1950 Disney
22 The Alaina Gleen Movie $256,824,394 2004 Fox
23 Hercules $252,712,101 1997 Disney
24 Brother Bear $250,397,798 2003 Disney
25 Howl's Moving Castle $235,184,110 2004 Toho
26 Going Francisco $218,926,105 2001 Universal
27 The Prince of Egypt $218,613,188 1998 DreamWorks
28 One Hundred and One Dalmatians $215,880,014 1961 Disney
29 The Cry of the Wolf $213,250,125 1997 Morlus
20 The Little Mermaid $211,343,479 1989 Disney
21 Armada $205,368,152 2018 Paramount
22 Onion Mastori: The Movie $203,572,035 2005 Universal
23 Ponyo $201,750,937 2008 Toho
24 Mice Tales $201,531,842 2001 Fox
25 The Aristocats $191,000,000 1970 Disney
26 Weathering with You $187,749,488 2019 Toho
27 Lady and the Tramp $187,000,000 1955 Disney
28 Romeo and Juliet $186,395,240 1994 Universal
29 Atlantis: The Lost Empire $186,053,725 2001 Disney
30 Paint World $182,184,659 1999 Universal
31 The Pandemoniums Movie $170,735,862 2009 Universal
32 The Emperor's New Groove $169,327,687 2000 Disney
33 The Rescuers $169,000,000 1977 Disney
34 Pokémon: The First Movie $163,644,662 1998 Toho
35 Princess Mononoke $159,414,369 1997 Toho
36 Arrietty $145,570,827 2010 Toho
37 Home on the Range $145,358,062 2004 Disney
38 Peter Pan $145,000,000 1953 Disney
39 The Rugrats Movie $140,894,675 1998 Paramount
40 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie $140,161,792 2004 Paramount
41 Anastasia $139,804,348 1997 Fox
42 The Wind Rises $136,454,220 2013 Toho
43 The Jungle Book 2 $135,703,599 2003 Disney
44 Pokémon: The Movie 2000 $133,949,270 1999 Toho
45 Dragon Ball Super: Broly $124,500,000 2018 Fox
46 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron $122,563,539 2002 DreamWorks
47 Pinocchio $121,892,045 1940 Disney
48 Oliver & Company $121,000,000 1988 Disney
49 Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire $119,875,024 2019 Toho
50 Hatty in the Big City: The Movie $116,294,303 1999 Universal

Highest-grossing animated films by year

Every year since 1994, there has been at least one animated film grossing more than $250 million. 2010 is the year with the most animated films in the Top 10 with five. The years 1937, 1940, 1942, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1967, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2010 and 2013 were the top high-grossing films by year. Every year since 2015, there has been at least two animated films in the top 10 highest-grossing films of the year.

Computer-animated films have been the highest earners in 1995 and every year since 1998, while 1975 and 1993 are the only years when a stop-motion animated feature grossed the highest. Traditional animated films has topped every other year.

All films in the Toy StoryThe Rescuers, and Finding Nemo were the highest-grossing animated films of the year they were released. Franchises were the highest-grossing animated films of the year they were released. Ice Age and Doraemon have the most high-grossing animated films by year, with four films each. Disney has the most top grossing by year with 31 films.

Year Title Worldwide gross Budget
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $418,200,000+ ($8,500,000)R $1,488,423
1938 N/A N/A N/A
1939 Gulliver's Travels $3,200,000
$700,000
1940 Pinocchio $87,000,862
  •  ($3,500,000)R
$2,600,000
1941 Dumbo $1,600,000
$950,000
1942 Bambi $267,447,150 ($3,449,353)R $1,700,000–2,000,000
1943 Victory Through Air Power $799,000
~$789,000
1944 The Three Caballeros $700,000MX TBD
1945 The Enchanted Sword ES€5,595,283ES (~$90,000) TBD
1946 Make Mine Music $4,950,000
$1,370,000
1947 Fun and Fancy Free $2,400,000
TBD
1948 Melody Time $1,850,000
TBD
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad $1,800,000
TBD
1950 Cinderella $263,591,415

($20,000,000/$7,800,000)

  • R
$2,200,000
1951 Alice in Wonderland $2,400,000
$3,000,000
1952 TBD TBD TBD
1953 Peter Pan $145,000,000 ($7,000,000) $3,000,000–4,000,000
1954 TBD TBD TBD
1955 Lady and the Tramp $93,602,326
  •  ($6,500,000)
  • R
$4,000,000
1956 TBD TBD TBD
1957 TBD TBD TBD
1958 TBD TBD TBD
1959 Sleeping Beauty $51,600,000
  •  ($5,300,000)R
$6,000,000
1960 TBD TBD TBD
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians $215,880,212 $3,600,000–4,000,000
1962 TBD TBD TBD
1963 The Sword in the Stone $22,182,353
  • R ($13,050,777)
  • R
$4,000,000
1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear $1,940,903
  • –2,438,233




($1,130,000)R

TBD
1965 TBD TBD TBD
1966 The Man Called Flintstone $2,764,684
TBD
1967 The Jungle Book $205,843,612

($170,800,000–199,475,744)

$3,900,000–4,000,000
1968 Out of an Old Man's Head SEK1,270,971SW (~$245,000)H TBD
1969 A Boy Named Charlie Brown $12,000,000
$1,100,000
1970 The Aristocats $55,675,257
  •  ($26,462,000)R
$4,000,000
1971 Daisy Town SEK1,202,319 SW (~$253,000) TBD
1972 Fritz the Cat $90,000,000 $850,000
1973 Robin Hood $32,056,467
  •  ($17,160,000)R
$1,500,000–15,000,000
1974 Dunderklumpen! SEK5,813,000SW (~$2,675,205.50)H TBD
1975 The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix $6,439,069NWSW TBD
1976 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute $19,000,000 TBD
1977 The Rescuers $71,215,869
  •  ($29,000,000)
$1,200,000–8,000,000
1978 The Lord of the Rings $30,471,420
$4,000,000
1979 The Little Convict A$495,000AU (~$547,000) A$423,467 (~$468,000)
1980 Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur ¥1,550,000,000JP ($6,221,920) TBD
1981 The Fox and the Hound $63,456,988
  •  ($39,900,000)
$12,000,000
1982 The Secret of NIMH $14,665,733
$7,000,000
1983 Doraemon: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil ¥1,000,000,000JP ($4,214,775) TBD
1984 Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld ¥1,650,000,000JP ($7,348,665) TBD
1985 The Care Bears Movie $34,000,000 ($22,934,622)
$2,000,000–4,500,000
1986 An American Tail $84,542,002
$9,000,000
1987 Doraemon: Nobita and the Knights on Dinosaurs ¥1,500,000,000JP ($9,788,409) TBD
1988 The Land Before Time $84,460,846 $12,300,000
1989 The Little Mermaid $211,343,479 ($84,355,863)
$40,000,000
1990 The Rescuers Down Under $47,431,461 TBD
1991 Beauty and the Beast $424,967,620 ($351,863,363) $25,000,000
1992 Aladdin $504,050,219 $28,000,000
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas $81,877,069 ($50,003,043)
$18,000,000
1994 The Lion King $968,483,777 ($766,964,132) $45,000,000–79,300,000
1995 Toy Story $373,554,033 ($361,958,736) $30,000,000
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $325,338,851 $100,000,000
1997 Ama and the Mysterious Crystal $324,646,953 $65,000,000
1998 A Bug's Life $363,258,859 $120,000,000
1999 Toy Story 2 $497,366,869 ($485,015,179) $90,000,000
2000 Dinosaur $349,822,765 $127,500,000
2001 Monsters, Inc. $577,425,734 ($525,373,250) $115,000,000
2002 Ice Age $383,257,136 $59,000,000
2003 Finding Nemo $940,335,536 ($864,614,978) $94,000,000
2004 Shrek 2 $919,838,758 $150,000,000
2005 Madagascar $532,680,671 $75,000,000
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $661,483,908 ($655,388,158) $80,000,000
2007 Computeropolis 2 $853,476,361 $77,000,000
2008 Kung Fu Panda $631,744,560 $130,000,000
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $886,686,817 $90,000,000
2010 Toy Story 3 $1,066,969,703 $200,000,000
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 $665,692,281 $150,000,000
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $877,244,782 $95,000,000
2013 Frozen $1,290,000,000 ($1,287,000,000) $150,000,000
2014 Big Hero 6 $657,827,828 $165,000,000
2015 Minions $1,159,398,397 $74,000,000
2016 Finding Dory $1,028,570,889 $200,000,000
2017 Despicable Me 3 $1,034,799,409 $80,000,000
2018 Computeropolis: The Deep Web $1,373,512,888 $200,000,000
2019 Paradoria 2 $1,668,353,228 $200,000,000–250,000,000
2020 The Pixelators: Level Two $572,834,950 $175,000,000
  • ( ... ) Since grosses are not limited to original theatrical runs, a film's first-run gross is included in brackets after the total if known.
  • Canada and U.S. gross only
  • ESSpanish gross only
  • SWSwedish gross only
  • NWNorwegian gross only
  • AUAustralian gross only
  • JPJapanese gross only
  • MXMexican gross only
  • RDistributor rental
  • TBATo be ascertained
  • N/ANot applicable; no animated feature length film was released in that year.
  • HFilms contain animated/live-action scenes.

Timeline of highest-grossing animated films

At least seven animated films have held the record of highest-grossing animated film at different times. Four of these were Disney films and two by Pixar. Shrek 2, made by DreamWorks Animation, is the only film on the list not produced by Disney or Pixar.

Snow White held the record for the longest, with 55 years, while Aladdin held it for the shortest period of a year. The original Lion King was the last non-CG animated film to hold the record. Shrek 2 and Toy Story 3 are the only sequels to hold the record. Finding Nemo was the first CG animated film.

All of these films are still among the highest-grossing animated films, and only Snow White and Aladdin are not also among the highest-grossing films.

Title Established Record-setting gross
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1938 $8,500,000
1993 $418,200,000
Aladdin 1993 $504,050,219
The Lion King 1994 $768,000,000
2002 $783,841,776
Finding Nemo 2003 $867,893,978
Shrek 2 2004 $919,838,758
Toy Story 3 2010 $1,066,969,703
Frozen 2014 $1,287,000,000
The Lion King (2019 remake) 2019 $1,656,943,394

Highest-grossing animated franchises and film series

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing animated film franchises. The top four are among the highest-grossing film franchises of all time and, respectively, are ranked 15th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, and 23rd of all time. Despicable Me is the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time with $3.7 billion; it is also one of three animated franchises with two films grossing over $1 billion worldwide, the others being Toy Story, Paradoria and Frozen. Paradoria and Frozen are the only animated franchises where every installment grossed $1 billion; they have the highest per-film average, with nearly $1.4 billion unadjusted. All franchises by Pixar (the most represented studio with five franchises), DreamWorks Animation, Universal Pictures, Blue Sky and 20th Century Fox, are on the list. A given franchise needs to have at least two theatrically released films to be on this list.

Rank Series Total worldwide

box office

No. of

films

Average of

films

Studio Highest-grossing film
1 Despicable Me $3,708,073,676 4 $927,018,419 Universal Minions ($1,159,398,397)
2 Shrek $3,510,794,482 5 $702,158,896 DreamWorks Shrek 2 ($919,838,758)
3 Puppet Pals $3,446,348,319 4 $831,093,269 Fox Puppet Pals Forever ($1,204,616,752)
4 Ice Age $3,216,708,553 5 $643,341,711 Fox Dawn of the Dinosaurs ($886,686,817)
5 Toy Story $3,043,569,798 4 $760,892,450 Disney Toy Story 3 ($1,073,394,593)
6 Computeropolis $3,088,147,902 4 $686,943,052 Universal The Deep Web ($1,373,512,888)
7 Paradoria $2,794,711,332 2 $1,384,234,023 Universal Paradoria 2 ($1,668,353,228)
8 Frozen $2,740,026,933 2 $1,370,013,467 Disney Frozen II ($1,450,026,933)
9 Alaina Gleen $2,654,201,360 4 $714,953,549 Fox Alaina Gleen 2 ($959,543,234)
10 The Lion King $2,625,427,171 2 $1,312,713,586 Disney The Lion King (2019) ($1,656,943,394)
11 Madagascar $2,256,517,920 4 $564,129,480 DreamWorks Europe's Most Wanted ($746,921,274)
12 Crystal $2,053,181,012 3 $674,383,205 Fox The Lost Realms ($890,274,937)
13 Finding Nemo $1,968,906,425 2 $984,453,213 Disney Finding Dory ($1,028,570,889)
14 The Incredibles $1,875,825,093 2 $937,809,280 Disney Incredibles 2 ($1,242,805,359)
15 Kung Fu Panda $1,818,607,666 3 $606,202,555 DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda 2 ($665,692,281)
16 Cars $1,798,902,845 5 $359,780,569 Disney Cars 2 ($562,110,557)
17 Upside Mystery $1,789,800,000 3 ? MGM Upside Mystery 3 ($804,300,000)
18 How to Train Your Dragon $1,638,215,783 3 $546,071,928 DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon 2 ($621,537,519)
19 Doraemon $1,382,840,767 40 $34,571,019 Toho Stand by Me Doraemon ($183,442,714)
20 Monsters, Inc. $1,375,876,256 2 $687,938,128 Disney Monsters University ($743,559,607)
21 Dusk and Dawn $1,369,054,944 3 ? DreamWorks A Zodiacal Night ($602,997,022)
22 Hotel Transylvania $1,361,759,377 3 $453,919,792 Sony Summer Vacation ($528,583,774)
23 The Secret Life of Pets $1,309,041,756 2 $654,520,878 Universal The Secret Life of Pets ($875,457,937)
24 The Pixelators $1,165,238,069 2 $483,120,942 Fox The Pixelators ($592,403,119)
25 The Lego Movie $1,095,399,139 4 $273,849,785 Warner Bros. The Lego Movie ($469,160,692)
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