List of highest-grossing animated films of the 2010s

The following are lists of the highest-grossing animated feature films first released in the 2010s.

Highest-grossing animated films of the 2010sEdit

Figures are given in U.S. dollars (USD). DreamWorks Animation is the most represented studio with 12 films on the list, while Pixar has the highest total of any animation studio in this decade, and is the most represented studio with four films in the Top 10. Distributors listed are for the original theatrical release.


Top 50
Rank Title Country Studio Distributor Worldwide gross Year Ref
1 The Lion King U.S. Walt Disney Pictures/Fairview Entertainment/Moving Picture Company Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $1,656,943,394 2019 [1]
2 Frozen II Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios $1,450,026,933 2019 [2]
3 Frozen $1,290,000,000 2013 [3]
4 Incredibles 2 Pixar Animation Studios $1,242,693,333 2018 [4]
5 Minions Illumination Entertainment Universal Pictures $1,159,398,397 2015 [5]
6 Toy Story 4 Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $1,073,394,593 2019 [6]
7 Toy Story 3 $1,066,969,703 2010 [7][8]
8 Despicable Me 3 Illumination Entertainment Universal Pictures $1,034,799,409 2017 [9]
9 Finding Dory Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $1,028,570,889 2016 [10]
10 Zootopia Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios $1,023,784,195 2016 [11]
11 Despicable Me 2 Illumination Entertainment Universal Pictures $970,761,885 2013 [12][13]
12 Ice Age: Continental Drift 20th Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios 20th Century Fox $877,244,782 2012 [14][15]
13 The Secret Life of Pets Illumination Entertainment Universal Pictures $875,457,937 2016 [16]
14 Inside Out Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $857,611,174 2015 [17]
15 Coco $807,082,196 2017 [18]
16 Shrek Forever After DreamWorks Animation Paramount Pictures $752,600,867 2010 [19]
17 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted DreamWorks Animation / PDI $746,921,274 2012 [20][21]
18 Monsters University Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $744,229,437 2013 [22][23]
19 ‘’Nezha China Beijing Enlight Media /Chengdu Coco Cartoon Co.,Ltd. /Horgos Coloroom Pictures /October Media Beijing Enlight Pictures $727,268,172 2019 [24]
20 Kung Fu Panda 2 U.S. DreamWorks Animation Paramount Pictures $665,692,281 2011 [25][26]
21 Big Hero 6 Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $657,818,612 2014 [27][28]
22 Moana $643,331,111 2016 [29]
23 Sing Illumination Entertainment Universal Pictures $634,151,679 2016 [30]
24 How to Train Your Dragon 2 DreamWorks Animation 20th Century Fox $621,537,519 2014 [31][32]
25 Tangled Walt Disney Pictures /Walt Disney Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $591,794,936 2010 [33][34]
26 The Croods DreamWorks Animation 20th Century Fox $587,204,668 2013 [35][36]
27 Cars 2 Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $562,110,557 2011 [37][38]
28 Puss in Boots DreamWorks Animation Paramount Pictures $554,987,477 2011 [39][40]
29 Despicable Me Illumination Entertainment Universal Pictures $543,113,985 2010 [41][34]
30 Brave Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $540,437,063 2012 [42][43]
31 Ralph Breaks the Internet Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios $529,009,824 2018 [44]
32 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony Pictures Animation / Sony Pictures ImageWorks Columbia Pictures $528,583,774 2018 [45]
33 The Boss Baby DreamWorks Animation 20th Century Fox $527,965,936 2017 [46]
34 Kung Fu Panda 3 U.S. / China DreamWorks Animation/Pearl Studio / China Film Co., Ltd. $521,170,825 2016 [47]
35 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World U.S. DreamWorks Animation Universal Pictures $519,586,035 2019 [48]
36 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Illumination Entertainment / Dr. Seuss Enterprises $511,565,348 2018 [49]
37 Rio 2 20th Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios 20th Century Fox $500,101,972 2014 [50][32]
38 How to Train Your Dragon DreamWorks Animation Paramount Pictures $494,878,759 2010 [51][52]
39 Rio 20th Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios 20th Century Fox $484,635,760 2011 [53][54]
40 Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony Pictures Animation/Sony Pictures ImageWorks Columbia Pictures $473,226,958 2015 [55]
41 Wreck-It Ralph Walt Disney Pictures /Walt Disney Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $471,222,889 2012 [56]
42 The Lego Movie U.S. / Australia / Denmark Lego System A/S/Animal Logic/Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros. $469,160,692 2014 [55]
43 The Secret Life of Pets 2 U.S. Illumination Entertainment Universal Pictures $430,051,293 2019 [57]
44 Ice Age: Collision Course 20th Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios 20th Century Fox $408,579,038 2016 [55]
45 Home DreamWorks Animation $386,041,607 2015 [55]
46 Cars 3 Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $383,930,656 2017 [55]
47 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Sony Pictures Animation/Sony Pictures ImageWorks/Marvel Studios/Pascal Pictures Columbia Pictures $375,414,637 2018 [55]
48 The Adventures of TintinCP Nickelodeon Movies/Amblin Entertainment/Weta Digital Paramount PicturesCP $373,993,951 2011 [55]
49 Penguins of Madagascar DreamWorks Animation/PDI 20th Century Fox $373,015,621 2014 [55]
50 Your Name. Japan CoMix Wave Films Toho Co., Ltd. $359,889,749 2016 [55]

Highest-grossing film by yearEdit

Year Title Studio Worldwide gross Budget Ref(s)
2010 Toy Story 3 Disney / Pixar $1,066,969,703 $200,000,000 [7]
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Paramount / DreamWorks Animation $665,692,281 $150,000,000 [25]
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift 20th / Blue Sky Studios $877,244,782 $95,000,000 [14]
2013 Frozen Disney / Walt Disney Animation Studios $1,290,000,000 ($1,287,000,000) $150,000,000 [3]
2014 Big Hero 6 Disney / Walt Disney Animation Studios $657,818,612 $165,000,000 [27]
2015 Minions Universal / Illumination $1,159,398,397 $74,000,000 [5]
2016 Finding Dory Disney / Pixar $1,028,570,889 $200,000,000 [10]
2017 Despicable Me 3 Universal / Illumination $1,034,799,409 $80,000,000 [9]
2018 Incredibles 2 Disney / Pixar $1,242,805,359 $200,000,000 [58][59]
2019 The Lion King Disney $1,656,943,394 $260,000,000 [60]

NotesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Lion King". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Frozen II". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Frozen
    Total as of August 3, 2014: $247,650,477
    Total as of August 31, 2014: $249,036,646
    Total as of July 27, 2014: $21,668,593
    Total as of November 2, 2014: $22,492,845
    Total as of August 17, 2014: $167,333
    Total as of June 8, 2014: £39,090,985
    Total as of November 30, 2014: £40,960,083 ($1 = £0.63866)
    Total as of December 7, 2014: £41,087,765 ($1 = £0.64136)
    Total as of December 14, 2014: £41,170,608 ($1 = £0.636)
    Total as of November 26, 2017: £42,840,559 ($1 = £0.7497)
    Total as of December 3, 2017: £42,976,318 ($1 = £0.742)
    Total as of March 30, 2014: €35,098,170
    Total as of October 18, 2015: €42,526,744
    nb. the exact euro to dollar conversion rate is unknown for earnings since April 2014, but the euro never fell below parity with the dollar during 2014 and 2015 (as can be verified by comparing the exchange rate on the individual date entries at the provided reference) so an approximate conversion rate of €1:$1 is used here to give a lower-bound.
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