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Biggest Animated Movies

Top animated movies based on first run grosses.


Movie Summary
Finding Nemo

Shrek 2

Toy Story 3

Despicable Me 2

Frozen

Finding Dory
GenreAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimation
StudioBuena VistaDreamWorksBuena VistaUniversalBuena VistaBuena Vista
Release DateMay 30, 2003May 19, 2004June 18, 2010July 3, 2013November 22, 2013June 17, 2016
Domestic Gross$339,714,978$441,226,247$415,004,880$368,061,265$400,738,009$463,803,528
Production Budget$94 million$150 million$200 million$76 million$150 millionn/a
Running Time1 hr. 44 min.1 hr. 33 min.1 hr. 43 min.1 hr. 38 min.1 hr. 48 min.1 hr. 43 min.
MPAA RatingGPGGPGPGPG
MPAA Reasonfor some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content rude humor and mild action.some action and mild rude humor.mild thematic elements
 

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Domestic SummaryFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2FrozenFinding Dory
Total Gross$339,714,978$441,226,247$415,004,880$368,061,265$400,738,009$463,803,528
Opening Weekend*$70,251,710$108,037,878$110,307,189$83,517,315$67,391,326$135,060,273
Theaters3,3744,1634,0283,9973,7424,305
Average$20,821$25,951$27,385$20,895$18,009$31,373
Opening % of Total20.7%24.5%26.6%22.7%16.8%29.1%
Second Weekend Drop-33.7%-33.2%-46.2%-47.4%-53.1%-46.0%
Widest Release3,4254,2234,0284,0033,7424,305
Close DateDecember 18, 2003November 25, 2004December 2, 2010January 16, 2014July 17, 2014n/a
In Release203 days / 29 weeks149 days / 21 weeks168 days / 24 weeksn/a238 days / 34 weeks41 days / 6 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2FrozenFinding Dory
Worldwide Gross$895,614,978$919,838,758$1,063,171,911$970,761,885$1,276,480,335$786,276,015
Foreign Gross$555,900,000$478,612,511$648,167,031$602,700,620$875,742,326$322,472,487
Foreign % of Worldwide62.1%52.0%61.0%62.1%68.6%41.0%
Domestic Gross$339,714,978$441,226,247$415,004,880$368,061,265$400,738,009$463,803,528
Domestic % of Worldwide37.9%48.0%39.0%37.9%31.4%59.0%
 
People SummaryFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2FrozenFinding Dory
Actor: Albert Brooks#2----#1
Actor: Ellen DeGeneres#2----#1
Composer: Thomas Newman#2----#1
Director: Andrew Stanton#2----#1
Director: Lee Unkrich#2-#1---
Producer: John Lasseter#2-#1---
Writer: Andrew Stanton#3-#2--#1
 
Genres & FranchisesFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2FrozenFinding Dory
Brand: Pixar#4-#2--#1
Genre: 3D--#7#12#10#5
Genre: Animation#6#2#4#7#5#1
Genre: Animation - Computer#5#2#3#6#4#1
Genre: Animation - Fantasy-#1--#2-
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#10--#6
Genre: Underwater#2----#1
Showdown: Biggest Animated Movies#6#2#3#5#4#1
Showdown: Biggest Animated Openers-#1#2#3--
Showdown: Finding Dory vs. Finding Nemo#2----#1
Showdown: High Powered Animated Openers--#2--#1
Showdown: Original CG Animation#2---#1-
Showdown: Pixar Vs. Pixar (Summer Edition)#2-#1---
Showdown: Summer Computer Animation Blockbusters (2003-2006)#2#1----
 
Chart RankingsFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2FrozenFinding Dory
All Time Domestic#26#12#17#31#24#8
All Time Adjusted#55#35#95#117#106#92
All Time Worldwide#36#39#19#28#9#61
Worldwide Openings-#88#75#74#101#54
Non-Friday Opening Weekends-#3-#10#17-
Opening Weeks#93#39#23#50#164#10
Opening Day Gross#150-#35#55-#24
Opening Wednesdays-#32-#7#22-
Single Day Gross#226#53#71#118#250#34
Non-Opening Friday Gross-#15#54#10#17#24
Non-Opening Thursday Gross-#77#30#3#50#12
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#96#14#31-#4
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#77#20#44#11#9
Single Day Friday Gross#165#77#31#67#85#21
Single Day Monday Gross-#8#29#85-#13
Single Day Saturday Gross#89#18#37#77#116#16
Single Day Sunday Gross#78#17#26#63-#19
Single Day Thursday Gross-#95#42#8#66#18
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#104#17#36-#6
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#60#45#8#32#27
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#31#12#42-#5
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#85#41#35#84#124#24
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#80#40#34#79#116#23
Opening Weekends#89#33#30#66#106#19
Opening Weekends - June--#4--#2
Opening Weekends - May#29#11----
Opening Weekends - Summer#54#21#18#41-#11
Eleventh Weekends#54#150-#155#8-
Ninth Weekends#48#88#172#122#6-
Tenth Weekends#41#104#190-#4-
Top 10-Day Grosses#77#49#22#42-#9
Top 3-Day Grosses#89#190#33#57#168#19
Top 4-Day Grosses#97#67#35#40#96#17
Top 6-Day Grosses#101#43#31#33#90#13
Top 7-Day Grosses#102#44#29#31#100#11
Top 8-Day Grosses#95#47#28#31#119#11
Top 9-Day Grosses#82#53#27#40-#9
Twelfth Weekends#111#174#65#109#6-
Twelfth Weekends#116#192#159#151#9-
Top 5-Day Grosses#101#44#34#32#81#13
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday-#8-#6--
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#173#168#177#185#182#86
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#115#142--#39-
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)#114---#31-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#159#154#164#174#170#71
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#93#120--#32-
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5#100---#24-
Independence Day Weekends#102#174#26#3-#15
Second Weekends#47#11#19#54#136#8
Third Weekends#39#10#29#56#76#8
Fourth Weekends#19#15#21#55#28#23
Fifth Weekends#21#22#37#76#3#48
Sixth Weekends#20#33#48#153#3#92
Seventh Weekends#19#81#111#200#4-
Eighth Weekends#19#82#172-#4-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#138#128#366#387#551#362
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#295#283#752#806#1097#745
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#453#431#1084#1161#1544#1074
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1335#1293#2500#2623#3246#2483
Rated G#3-#2---
Rated G and PG#9#4#7#10#8#2
Rated PG-#4-#7#6#2
Rated G, Opening Weekends#3-#1---
Rated PG, Opening Weekends-#5-#12#25#1
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#21#6#5#13#28#1
Widest Releases#397#28#69#75#182#15
Widest Opening Releases#408#31#63#73#167#13
Widest G Rated Openings#22-#2---
Widest G Rated Releases#23-#2---
Widest PG Rated Openings-#9-#23#64#4
Widest PG Rated Releases-#8-#23#69#5
Fastest to $100 million#97#60#33#46#214#18
Fastest to $150 million#83#47#34#35#161#17
Fastest to $200 million#74#42#27#41#108#13
Fastest to $250 million#60#21#22#33#71#9
Fastest to $300 million#46#17#18#27#44#7
Fastest to $350 million-#14#15#25#30#6
Fastest to $400 million-#10#14-#20#5
Slowest to $100 million#516#553#580#567#399#595
Slowest to $200 million#92#124#139#125#58#153
BOM Users' Grades#36#171#59---
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted-#1-#19#31-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#71#21#31#73#269#15
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted-#6-#14#36#52
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#142#66#53#6#83#34
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#103#85#21#44-#5
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#85#58#29#65#21#15
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#119#53#37#78#140#24
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#166#4#50#122-#35
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#55#7#52#109#193#37
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#49#8#32#95-#35
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#163#79#65#11#101#41
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#112#94#26#51-#7
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#136#47#65#10#56#41
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#80#42#78--#70
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#70#41#68#169-#62
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June--#5--#2
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#22#8----
Opening Weekends Adjusted#61#20#41#89#166#30
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#42#13#26#61-#19
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#86#189--#26-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#74#142--#26-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#71#154--#21-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#142#192#128#175#25-
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted-#6-#13--
Second Weekends Adjusted#32#5#36#83-#23
Third Weekends Adjusted#25#10#55#117#189#23
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#22#17#54#135#99#94
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#36#42#125-#8-
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#38#53#143-#18-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#47#125--#23-
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#39#129--#20-
Rated G Adjusted#16-#23---
Rated G and PG Adjusted#31#23#52#61#55#50
Rated PG Adjusted-#13-#36#31#29
Rated G, Opening Weekends Adjusted#2-#1---
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#2-#15#34#4
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#14#2#9#19#43#4
 
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