The following is a list of animated films by the number of tickets sold at the box office.

List

In total, 34 animated films have sold more than 40 million tickets. The most notable years are 2001, 2016, and 2019 with three films each, while Toy Story is the most represented franchise with four films. Disney produced the most, with a total of 16 films on the list.

Some of the data is incomplete due to a lack of available admissions data from a number of countries. It is not an exhaustive list of all the highest-grossing animated films by ticket sales, and no rankings are given.

Worldwide Ticket Sales Collections
Film Year Known ticket sales (est.) Notes
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 214,900,000 [1]
One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961 199,800,000 [1]
The Lion King 1994 140,108,836 [a]
Frozen 2013 138,415,845 [b]
The Jungle Book 1967 137,915,958 [c]
The Lion King 2019 128,984,415 [d]
Finding Nemo 2003 124,728,882 [e]
Shrek 2 2004 123,023,527 [f]
Incredibles 2 2018 113,261,772 [g]
Fantasia 1940 87,649,246 [h]
Aladdin 1992 87,108,669 [i]
Finding Dory 2016 85,224,421 [j]
Bambi 1942 84,879,233 [k]
Cinderella 1950 84,458,172 [l]
Pinocchio 1940 83,739,255 [m]
Sleeping Beauty 1959 79,314,145 [n]
Lady and the Tramp 1955 67,351,673 [o]
Toy Story 3 2010 53,339,400 [10]
Frozen II 2019 50,947,000 [10]
Monsters, Inc. 2001 49,353,100 [10]
Toy Story 4 2019 48,168,700 [10]
Toy Story 1995 47,902,800 [10]
Toy Story 2 1999 47,836,500 [10]
Shrek 2001 47,290,600 [10]
Shrek the Third 2007 46,907,000 [10]
Despicable Me 2 2013 46,894,100 [10]
Spirited Away 2001 46,375,221 [p]
Peter Pan 1953 45,623,500 [10]
Beauty and the Beast 1991 45,363,700 [10]
Your Name 2016 44,642,412 [q]
The Secret Life of Pets 2016 43,273,800 [10]
Inside Out 2015 42,513,500 [10]
The Incredibles 2004 42,030,000 [10]
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film currently playing 2020 41,350,000 [53]
Minions 2015 40,714,200 [10]
Zootopia 2016 39,606,100 [10]

Computer animation

In total, 34 computer-animated films have sold more than 30 million tickets. The most represented year is 2016 with four films, while Shrek and Toy Story are the franchises with the most film, with four each. Pixar produced the most, with 16 films on the list.

Some of the data is incomplete due to a lack of available admissions data from a number of countries. It is not an exhaustive list of all the highest-grossing computer-animated films by ticket sales, and no rankings are given.

Film Year Known ticket sales (est.) Notes
Frozen 2013 138,415,845 [b]
The Lion King 2019 128,984,415 [d]
Finding Nemo 2003 124,728,882 [e]
Shrek 2 2004 123,023,527 [f]
Incredibles 2 2018 113,261,772 [g]
Finding Dory 2016 85,224,421 [j]
Toy Story 3 2010 53,339,400 [10]
Frozen II 2019 50,947,000 [54]
Monsters, Inc. 2001 49,353,100 [10]
Toy Story 4 2019 48,168,700 [10]
Shrek 2001 47,290,600 [10]
Shrek the Third 2007 46,907,000 [10]
Despicable Me 2 2013 46,894,100 [10]
The Secret Life of Pets 2016 43,273,800 [10]
Toy Story 1995 47,902,800 [10]
Toy Story 2 1999 47,836,500 [10]
Inside Out 2015 42,513,500 [10]
The Incredibles 2004 42,030,000 [10]
Minions 2015 40,714,200 [10]
Zootopia 2016 39,606,100 [10]
Up 2009 39,273,800 [10]
Cars 2009 37,264,600 [10]
A Bug's Life 1998 34,135,500 [10]
Monsters University 2013 33,200,400 [10]
Despicable me 2010 32,594,500 [10]
The Lego Movie 2014 32,315,300 [10]
WALL-E 2008 31,170,900 [10]
Sing 2016 30,666,400 [10]
Ice Age 2002 30,359,300 [10]
Shrek Forever After 2010 30,331,000 [10]
Madagascar 2005 30,202,100 [10]
Happy Feet 2006 30,011,700 [10]
Ratatouille 2007 30,006,600 [10]
Kung Fu Panda 2008 30,004,800 [10]

Traditional animation

In total, 29 traditionally animated films have sold over 20 million tickets. The most represented year is 1998 with four films. Disney produced the most, with 21 films on the list.

Some of the data is incomplete due to a lack of available admissions data from a number of countries. It is not an exhaustive list of all the highest-grossing traditionally animated films by ticket sales, and no rankings are given.

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Film Year Known ticket sales (est.) Notes
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 214,900,000 [1]
One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961 199,800,000 [1]
The Lion King 1994 140,108,836 [a]
The Jungle Book 1967 137,915,958 [c]
Fantasia 1940 87,649,246 [h]
Aladdin 1992 87,108,669 [i]
Bambi 1942 84,879,233 [k]
Cinderella 1950 84,458,172 [l]
Pinocchio 1940 83,739,255 [m]
Sleeping Beauty 1959 79,314,145 [n]
Lady and the Tramp 1955 67,351,673 [o]
Spirited Away 2001 46,375,221 [p]
Peter Pan 1953 45,623,500 [10]
Beauty and the Beast 1991 45,363,700 [10]
Your Name 2016 44,642,412 [q]
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film currently playing 2020 41,350,000 [53]
Pokémon: The First Movie 1998 36,837,706 [r]
Tarzan 1999 33,673,400 [10]
Pocahontas 1995 32,547,100 [10]
The Little Mermaid 1989 26,487,400 [10]
Mulan 1998 25,718,600 [10]
Lilo & Stitch 2002 25,093,700 [10]
The Rescuers 1977 24,780,800 [10]
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 22,655,800 [10]
Howl's Moving Castle 2004 21,943,336 [s]
Weathering with You 2019 21,681,965 [t]
Hercules 1997 21,593,100 [10]
The Rugrats Movie 1998 21,197,200 [10]
The Prince of Egypt 1998 20,865,300 [10]

Stop motion

The following table lists known estimated box office ticket sales for various high-grossing stop motion films. Laika produced the most, with six films, while the most represented year is 2012 with three films.

Some of the data is incomplete due to a lack of available admissions data from a number of countries. It is not an exhaustive list of all the highest-grossing stop motion films by ticket sales, and no rankings are given.

Title Ticket sales (est.) Year Ref
Chicken Run 19,820,900 2000 [10]
Coraline 10,038,163 2009 [69]
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 8,746,878 2005 [70]
Corpse Bride 8,324,354 2005 [70]
ParaNorman 7,035,559 2012 [71]
James and the Giant Peach 6,543,272 1996 [72]
The Boxtrolls 6,221,610 2014 [73][74]
Kubo and the Two Strings 5,551,802 2016 [75]
The Nightmare Before Christmas 4,494,150 1993 [76][77][78][79][69][73]
Frankenweenie 4,432,208 2012 [71][80]
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 3,900,895 2012 [71]
Isle of Dogs 3,514,295 2018 [81]
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2,788,001 2009 [69][82]
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2,298,455 2015 [74]
Missing Link 1,827,611 2019 [83]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b The Lion King (1994)
    • South Korea (Seoul City) – 920,948[2]
    • Other territories – 139,187,888[3]
  2. ^ a b Frozen admissions:
    • United States and Canada – 49,041,000[4]
    • Japan – 20.03 million[5]
    • Russia – 4,916,598[6]
    • Other territories – 64,428,247[7]
  3. ^ a b The Jungle Book (1967) admissions:
    • Germany – 27.3 million[8]
    • Other territories – 110,615,958[9]
  4. ^ a b The Lion King (2019) admissions:
    • United States and Canada – 58,843,600[10]
    • France, Germany, Spain – 27,652,709[11]
    • China – 22,480,270[12]
    • Russia – 12.7 million[13]
    • South Korea – 4,743,264[14]
    • India – 2,564,572[15]
  5. ^ a b Finding Nemo:
    • United States and Canada – 61,586,500[10]
    • Other territories – 63,142,382[16]
  6. ^ a b Shrek 2:
    • United States and Canada – 71,050,900[10]
    • Europe (excluding Russia) – 44,617,071[17]
    • Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Russia, South Korea – 7,355,556[18]
  7. ^ a b Incredibles 2:
    • United States and Canada – 66,299,200[10]
    • Europe (excluding Russia) – 29,876,015[19]
    • China – 9,193,452[20]
    • Russia – 4.86 million[21]
    • South Korea – 3,033,105[2]
  8. ^ a b Fantasia admissions:
    • United States and Canada – 83,043,500[10]
    • France – 4,605,746[22]
  9. ^ a b Aladdin (1992) admissions:
    • United States and Canada – 52,442,300[23]
    • France, Germany, Italy, Spain – 21,074,285[24]
    • United Kingdom – 5,102,807[25][26]
    • Japan – 4,550,835[27][28]
    • Australia – 2,753,072[29][30]
    • South Korea (Seoul City) – 647,266[2]
    • Denmark – 522,350[31]
    • Finland and Switzerland (1996–2015) – 676[32]
  10. ^ a b Finding Dory:
    • United States and Canada – 56,158,100[10]
    • Europe and Morocco – 29,066,321[33]
  11. ^ a b Bambi admissions:
    • United States and Canada – 63,712,400[10]
    • France – 12,159,335[34]
    • United Kingdom – 9 million[35]
    • Finland, Denmark, Spain (1997–2017) – 7,498[36]
  12. ^ a b Cinderella (1950) admissions:
    • United States and Canada – 60,301,400[10]
    • France – 13,226,772[37]
    • United Kingdom and Spain – 10.93 million[38]
  13. ^ a b Pinocchio:
    • United States and Canada – 67,403,300[10]
    • United Kingdom and France – 16,335,702[39]
    • Netherlands (1999) – 253[40]
  14. ^ a b Sleeping Beauty:
    • United States and Canada – 72,676,100[10]
    • France – 6,586,592[41]
    • South Korea (Seoul City) – 42,868[2]
    • Finland, Italy, Finland (1996–2013) – 8,585[42]
  15. ^ a b Lady and the Tramp:
    • United States and Canada – 55,734,900[10]
    • France and Denmark – 11,616,773[43]
  16. ^ a b Spirited Away admissions:
    • Japan – 24.28 million[44]
    • China – 15,722,581[45]
    • Europe – 2,995,684[46]
    • United States and Canada – 1,961,800[47]
    • South Korea (Seoul City) – 937,459[2]
    • Brazil and Argentina – 477,697[48]
  17. ^ a b Your Name admissions:
    • Japan – 19.3 million[44]
    • China – 20,211,429[49]
    • South Korea – 3,712,891[2]
    • Europe (excluding Russia and Spain) – 627,384[50]
    • United States and Canada – 560,600[47]
    • Russia and Argentina – 169,600[51]
    • Spain – 60,508[52]
  18. ^ Pokémon: The First Movie admissions
    • Japan – 6.65 million[55]
    • United States and Canada – 16,858,300[47]
    • Europe – 12,679,046[56]
    • Brazil – 468,000[57]
    • South Korea (Seoul City) – 182,360[2]
  19. ^ Howl's Moving Castle admissions:
    • Japan and South Korea – 18.52 million[58]
    • France and Germany – 1,741,585[59]
    • United States and Canada – 831,000[47]
    • Europe (excluding France and Germany) – 764,445[60]
    • Brazil – 86,306[61]
  20. ^ Weathering with You:
    • Japan – 10 million[62]
    • China – 8,985,208[63]
    • United States and Canada – 852,398[64][65]
    • Taiwan – 690,000[66]
    • South Korea – 659,387[2]
    • France, Germany, Spain – 330,072[67]
    • Russia – 164,900[68]

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