HIGHEST-GROSSING ANIMATED MOVIES:

- The Hawk & Tom Show

November 25, 2019
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"Frozen 2" finally hit theaters, and industry analysts expected it to make around $100 million in the U.S. alone in its first weekend.... it made $127 million..  Wow!!   That makes you wonder where it'll end up on the list of the highest-grossing animated movies of all time.


One website put out a list of the current Top 30, and they used the total WORLDWIDE gross for each.  Here's the Top 20:

 


1.  "The Lion King", 2019 . . . $1.66 billion . . . Obviously, they're still considering it an animated movie because of CGI, even though it's also being called "live-action" remake.


2.  "Frozen", 2013 . . . $1.27 billion


3.  "Incredibles 2", 2018 . . . $1.24 billion


4.  "Minions",  2015 . . . $1.16 billion


5.  "Toy Story 4", 2019 . . . $1.07 billion


6.  "Toy Story 3", 2010 . . . $1.07 billion


7.  "Despicable Me 3", 2017 . . . $1.03 billion


8.  "Finding Dory", 2016 . . . $1.03 billion


9.  "Zootopia", 2016 . . . $1.02 billion


10.  "Despicable Me 2", 2013 . . . $971 million


11.  "The Lion King", 1994 . . . $969 million


12.  "Finding Nemo", 2003 . . . $969 million


13.  "Shrek 2", 2004 . . . $923 million


14.  "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs", 2009 . . . $887 million


15.  "Ice Age: Continental Drift", 2012 . . . $877 million


16.  "The Secret Life of Pets", 2016 . . . $875 million


17.  "Inside Out", 2015 . . . $858 million


18.  "Coco", 2017 . . . $807 million


19.  "Shrek the Third", 2007 . . . $804 million


20.  "Shrek Forever After", 2010 . . . $753 million



- For what it's worth, the original "Frozen" made $78.4 million in its opening weekend five years ago . . . and that was a four-day Thanksgiving weekend.