The Highest-Grossing Animated Films Of All Time At The Box Office: Photo Gallery (2024)

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1. THE LION KING, 2019 – $1,663,079,059 2. FROZEN II, 2019 – $1,453,683,476 3. THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE, 2023 – $1,361,992,475 4. FROZEN, 2013 – $1,285,048,126 5. INCREDIBLES 2, 2018 – $1,243,225,667 6. MINIONS, 2015 – $1,159,457,503 7. INSIDE OUT 2, 2024 – $1,216,923,699 8. TOY STORY 4, 2019 – $1,073,841,394 9. TOY STORY 3, 2010 – $1,067,316,101 10. DESPICABLE ME 3, 2017 – $1,034,800,131 11. FINDING DORY, 2016 – $1,029,266,989 12. ZOOTOPIA, 2016 – $1,025,521,689 13. THE LION KING, 1994 – $976,850,709 14. DESPICABLE ME 2, 2013 – $970,766,005 15. FINDING NEMO, 2003 – $941,637,960 16. MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU, (aka MINIONS 2: THE RISE OF GRU), 2022 – $940,203,765 17. SHREK 2, 2004 – $932,396,221 18. ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, (aka ICE AGE 3), 2009 – $886,686,817 19. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, (aka ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT), 2012 – $877,244,782 20. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, 2016 – $875,698,161 21. INSIDE OUT, 2015 – $$858,852,998 22. COCO, 2017 – $814,641,172 23. SHREK THE THIRD, 2007 – $813,367,380 24. SHREK FOREVER AFTER, 2010 – $752,600,867 25. MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED, 2012 – $746,921,274 Must Read Stories Biz Reacts To $8B Skydance Deal; Stock Off 5% As Execs Lay Out Their Vision Alec Baldwin Scores Legal Win As Judge Says Producer Role Not Part Of Trial ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Sequel In Early Works At Disney; Aline Brosh McKenna Scripting Richard E. Grant, Tom Ellis, More Join Netflix’s ‘Thursday Murder Club’ Read More About: Sidebar FAQs

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Inside Out 2 has stormed the theaters this summer, certainly creating envy by crossing the $1 billion mark in the worldwide box office. The Disney/Pixar film has climbed the ranks and entered the exclusive billion-dollar club since its June 14 release, which includes 53 other films.

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Nine other animated films have surpassed a billion dollars, with The Lion King (2019) the highest earner at $1.6 billion, followed by Frozen 2 (2019) at $1.4 billion, and the 2023 summer smash The Super Mario Bros Movie with $1.3 billion.

Scroll below to look at the 25 top-grossing animated films of all time.

  • 1. THE LION KING, 2019 – $1,663,079,059

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    Directed by Jon Favreau; featuring the voices of John Oliver, JD McCrary, Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen and Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Read Deadline’s review here

  • 2. FROZEN II, 2019 – $1,453,683,476

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    Directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee; featuring the voices Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell

    Read Deadline’s review here

  • 3. THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE, 2023 – $1,361,992,475

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    Directed by Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Pierre Leduc and Fabien Polack; featuring the voices Chris Pratt and Anya Taylor-Joy

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  • 4. FROZEN, 2013 – $1,285,048,126

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    Directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee; featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad

  • 5. INCREDIBLES 2, 2018 – $1,243,225,667

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    Directed by Brad Bird; featuring the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Huck Milner and Sarah Vowell

    Read Deadline’s review here

  • 7. INSIDE OUT 2, 2024 – $1,216,923,699

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    Directed by Kelsey Mann and Meg LeFauve; featuring the voices of Amy Poehler and Maya Hawke

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  • 8. TOY STORY 4, 2019 – $1,073,841,394

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    Directed by Josh Cooley; featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Jeff Pidgeon, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Garlin, Kristen Schaal and Timothy Dalton

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  • 9. TOY STORY 3, 2010 – $1,067,316,101

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    Directed by Lee Unkrich; featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen

  • 10. DESPICABLE ME 3, 2017 – $1,034,800,131

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    Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin; featuring the voice of Steve Carell

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  • 11. FINDING DORY, 2016 – $1,029,266,989

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    Directed by Andrew Stanton; featuring the voice of Ellen DeGeneres

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  • 12. ZOOTOPIA, 2016 – $1,025,521,689

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    Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore; featuring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman

  • 13. THE LION KING, 1994 – $976,850,709

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    Directed by Rogers Allers and Rob Minkoff; featuring the voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Rowan Atkinson, Nathan Lane and Jonathan Taylor Thomas

  • 14. DESPICABLE ME 2, 2013 – $970,766,005

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    Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud; featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher

  • 15. FINDING NEMO, 2003 – $941,637,960

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    Directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, featuring the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould and Willem Dafoe

  • 16. MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU, (aka MINIONS 2: THE RISE OF GRU), 2022 – $940,203,765

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    Directed by Kyle Balda, Jonathan del Val and Brad Ableson; featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin and Taraji P. Henson

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  • 17. SHREK 2, 2004 – $932,396,221

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    Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon; featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Julie Andrews

  • 18. ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, (aka ICE AGE 3), 2009 – $886,686,817

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    Directed by Carlos Saldanha and Michael Thurmeier; featuring the voices of Karen Disher and Chris Wedge

  • 19. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, (aka ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT), 2012 – $877,244,782

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    Directed by Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier; featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo and Aziz Ansari

  • 20. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, 2016 – $875,698,161

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    Directed by Chris Renaud; featuring the voices of Lake Bell, Louis C.K. and Bobby Moynihan

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  • 21. INSIDE OUT, 2015 – $$858,852,998

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    Directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen; featuring the voices of Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler

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  • 22. COCO, 2017 – $814,641,172

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    Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina; featuring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gabriel Iglesias and Alanna Ubach

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  • 23. SHREK THE THIRD, 2007 – $813,367,380

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    Directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui; featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas

  • 24. SHREK FOREVER AFTER, 2010 – $752,600,867

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    Directed by Mike Mitchell; featuring the voices of Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers

  • 25. MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED, 2012 – $746,921,274

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    Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon; featuring the voices of Bryan Cranston, Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer

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The Highest-Grossing Animated Films Of All Time At The Box Office: Photo Gallery? ›

If inflation were adjusted for, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs would appear at the top of the chart with an adjusted gross of $1,977,000,000. All except two—The Simpsons Movie and the original 1994 version of The Lion King—are computer-animated films.

What is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time? ›

Highest-grossing animated films
RankTitleWorldwide gross
1The Lion King (remake)$1,663,075,401
2Frozen II$1,453,683,476
3The Super Mario Bros. Movie †$1,356,734,836
4Frozen$1,290,000,000
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What is the highest-grossing Disney movie at the box office? ›

All Time Worldwide Box Office for Walt Disney Movies
RankReleasedMovie
12019Avengers: Endgame
22015Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
32018Avengers: Infinity War
42019The Lion King
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What is the highest-grossing animation at the domestic box office inflation adjusted? ›

If inflation were adjusted for, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs would appear at the top of the chart with an adjusted gross of $1,977,000,000. All except two—The Simpsons Movie and the original 1994 version of The Lion King—are computer-animated films.

What is the highest-grossing non Disney animated movie? ›

Minions ($1.16 Billion)

Topping off the list as the highest-grossing non-Disney animation of all time is Minions. This Despicable Me spin-off film explores the origin of Gru's yellow helpers as they search out a master to serve.

What's the highest grossing anime movie of all time? ›

1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train. After his family was brutally murdered and his sister turned into a demon, Tanjiro Kamado's journey as a demon slayer began. Tanjiro and his comrades embark on a new mission aboard the Mugen Train, on track to despair.

What is Disney's biggest money maker? ›

Entertainment is the largest segment for Disney thanks to its robust streaming business. Following closely behind is Disney's experiences revenue, which is quickly growing with a 7% increase year over year in the first quarter of 2024.

What is the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time? ›

1. Marvel Cinematic Universe. The overall highest-grossing franchise by almost $6 billion, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an immortal giant that towers over all other franchises mentioned here.

What is DreamWorks highest-grossing movie? ›

Shrek 2

Which animated movie has the most money of all time? ›

The Highest-Grossing Animated Films Of All Time At The Box Office: Photo Gallery
  1. THE LION KING, 2019 – $1,663,079,059. ...
  2. FROZEN II, 2019 – $1,453,683,476. ...
  3. THE SUPER MARIO BROS. ...
  4. FROZEN, 2013 – $1,285,048,126. ...
  5. INCREDIBLES 2, 2018 – $1,243,225,667. ...
  6. MINIONS, 2015 – $1,159,457,503. ...
  7. INSIDE OUT 2, 2024 – $1,100,123,097.
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What is the most expensive animated movie ever made? ›

Disney's 'Tangled' Is the Most Expensive Animated Film Ever Made. Disney's critically acclaimed take on the story of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), Tangled is the most expensive animated movie ever made, costing a grand total of approximately $260 million.

What is the highest grossing hand drawn animated film of all time? ›

1 The Lion King Is The Highest-Grossing Traditionally Animated Movie Of All Time (1994)

What is the highest grossing Disney animated movie? ›

Frozen II

What is the greatest animated movie never made? ›

The Thief and The Cobbler: The Greatest Animated Film Never Made.

What is the highest grossing original Pixar film of all time? ›

Key:Estimated
RankReleaseLifetime Gross
1Incredibles 2$608,581,744
2Finding Dory$486,295,561
3Toy Story 4$434,038,008
4Toy Story 3$415,004,880
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What is the highest grossing cartoon character of all time? ›

Pokémon

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