Top 10 Highest Grossing Animated Films

There are a lot of 3D computer-animated movies and most of them are worth watching. These movies aren't just for kids, adults can also watch and enjoy them. Just like other films, these films also grossed too much. So today's list is dedicated to the highest grossing animated films till date. So without any further delay, this is the list for the Top 10 Highest Grossing Animated Films.



Context

  • Highest Grossing Animated Films
      • Zootopia
      • Finding Dory
      • Despicable Me 3
      • Toy Story 3
      • Toy Story 4
      • Minions
      • Incredibles 2
      • Frozen
      • Frozen II
      • The Lion King (2019 remake)
  • Conclusion



Highest Grossing Animated Films



10. Zootopia

Zootopia

At number 10, one of the highest grossing animated films is Zootopia. Zootopia is a 3D computer-animated comedy film released on March 4, 2016. This movie is produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city where animals from every environment live together. It is a place where you can be anything despite the fact what you are and who you are. The story follows Officer Judy Hopps, who became the first police officer in Zootopia. In order to prove her worth, she picked a case full of mysteries with a scam-artist fox Nick Wilde.

With the total production budget of $150 million, this movie grossed over $1.024 billion at the box office.


More Details

  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
  • Directed By: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
  • Written By: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
  • In Theaters: Mar 4, 2016, Wide
  • Budget: $150 million
  • Box Office: $1.024 billion
  • Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios



9. Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Next from our list is Finding Dory. This movie is an American 3D computer-animated adventure film that was released on June 17, 2016. This movie is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

The story of the movie follows Dory, who is a blue tang fish. Dory suffers from memory loss, but the one thing she can remember is that in childhood, she somehow got separated from her parents. Dory embarks on an adventure to find her parents with her friends Nemo and Marlin. On the way of this epic journey, everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family.

The production budget of this movie was $175–200 million, but it grossed $1.029 billion at the box office.


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  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Genre: Animation
  • Directed By: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
  • Written By: Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse
  • In Theaters: Jun 17, 2016, Wide
  • Budget: $175–200 million
  • Box Office: $1.029 billion
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures/PIXAR

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8. Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

Next highest grossing animated movie is Despicable Me 3. It is an American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination for Universal Pictures. It was released on June 30, 2017, and is the fourth instalment of Despicable Me series.

After the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires Gru, the minions thought that Gru will return to its criminal life, but instead, he decides to remain retired. He then travels to Freedonia to meet his twin brother. Gru and his brother then make an alliance to take down the elusive villain Balthazar Bratt.

This movie grossed $1.035 billion at the box office, and its production budget was Budget $80 million.


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  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
  • Directed By: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon
  • Written By: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
  • In Theaters: Jun 30, 2017, Wide
  • Budget: $80 million
  • Box Office: $1.035 billion
  • Studio: Universal Pictures



7. Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

At number 3, we have Toy Story 3. Toy Story is a  computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures and was released on June 18, 2010.

The plot of the movies revolves around Andy, Buzz, Woody and their whole gang. Andy is now 17 years old and preparing to leave college while Buzz, Woody and the gang were accidentally donated to care centre. Now they have to come back home before Andy leave.

Toy Story 3 grossed over $1.067 billion with the production budget of $200 million.


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  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
  • Directed By: Lee Unkrich
  • Written By: Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Michael Arndt
  • In Theaters: Jun 18, 2010, Wide
  • Budget: $200 million
  • Box Office: $1.067 billion
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

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6. Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

Next, we have Toy Story 4 at number 6th position. Toy Story 4 is a computer-animated comedy movie released on June 21, 2019. This movie is produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

The story follows Buzz, Woody and rest of the gang. They embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy Forky. The journey takes an unexpected turn when Woody met his long-lost friend Bo Beep. Woody and Bo discussed the old days and realize that they are worlds apart when it comes to what they wanted from their life as a toy.

The production budget of this movie was $200 million, and it grossed over $1.07 billion.


More Details

  • IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Directed By: Josh Cooley
  • Written By: Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom
  • In Theaters: Jun 21, 2019, Wide
  • Budget: $200 million
  • Box Office: $1.07 billion
  • Studio: Disney/Pixar



5. Minions

Minions

Next one of the highest grossing animated films is Minions. This movie is a spin-off prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. This movie was released on July 10, 2015, and produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

The story of the movie follows mischievous Minions, who evolve through the ages permanently serving the most despicable masters. It was easy to find a master but keeping a master was too hard for them. By the time they became depressed because of not finding a permanent master to server. One Minion alongside other tow minions Stuart and Bob embarks on a journey to find the evilest boss for themself.

This movie had a budget of $74 million and grossed over $1.159 billion at the box office.


More Details

  • IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
  • Directed By: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Written By: Brian Lynch
  • In Theaters: Jul 10, 2015, Wide
  • Budget: $74 million
  • Box Office: $1.159 billion
  • Studio: Universal Pictures

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4. Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Next highest grossing animated movie is Incredibles 2. The movie is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 15, 2018. This movie is the next instalment of the movie Incredibles.

The story follows a superhero family with each of them having a special ability. This superhero family try to restore public trust in superheroes while handling their own family life. They encounter a villain who hatches a brilliant and dangerous plan to turn people against all superheroes.

The budget of this movie was $200 million while it grossed $1.243 billion in Box office.


More Details

  • IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
  • Directed By: Brad Bird
  • Written By: Brad Bird
  • In Theaters: Jun 15, 2018, Wide
  • Budget: $200 million
  • Box Office: $1.243 billion
  • Studio: Disney/Pixar



3. Frozen

Frozen

Next movie from our list is Frozen which is an American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film. This movie is produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Frozen was released on November 22, 2013.

The story follows Elsa, her sister Anna, a mountain man Kristoff, sidekick reindeer and a snowman Olaf. The kingdom got trapped because of Elsa's magic. Now Anna, Kristoff and Sven set on an epic journey to find Elsa in order to put an end to her icy spell. Anna, Kristoff, Sven and a talking snowman Olaf battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

This movie grossed $1.280 billion at the box office, and its production budget was budget $150 million.


More Details

  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
  • Directed By: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Written By: Jennifer Lee
  • In Theaters: Nov 22, 2013, Wide
  • Budget: $150 million
  • Box Office: $1.280 billion
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

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2. Frozen II

Frozen 2

Next movie from our list is Frozen II. It is the second part of the movie that we mentioned earlier. It is an American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Frozen 2 movie was released on November 22, 2019.

Frozen 2's story set three years after the events of Frozen 1. Just like the previous instalment this movie also follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven. All of them begin a journey beyond their kingdom in order to find out the origin of Elsa's magical powers.

The budget of this movie was $150 million while it grossed $1.450 billion in Box office.


More Details

  • IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
  • Directed By: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
  • Written By: Jennifer Lee
  • In Theaters: Nov 21, 2019, Wide
  • Budget: $150 million
  • Box Office: $1.280 billion
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures



1. The Lion King (2019 remake)

Highest Grossing Animated Films

The highest grossing animated film till date is The Lion King (2019). It is an American musical drama film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

This movie is the remake of 1994's movie The Loin King. The movie is the journey of Simba who born in African as a future king. Everyone celebrates the birth of a new king in the jungle, meanwhile, the Musafa's brother Scar who was the heir to the throne has plans of his own. The scar was the one who killed Musafa, and afterword Simba left the kingdom. Now Simba has to come up with an idea to end the terror regime of Scar.

The production budget of this movie was $250–260 million, and it grossed over $1.657 billion.


More Details

  • IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama
  • Written By: Jeff Nathanson
  • In Theaters: Jul 19, 2019, Wide
  • Budget: $250–260 million
  • Box Office: $1.657 billion
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

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Conclusion

This is the list for the top 10 highest grossing animated films till date. All of these movies are worth watching. I recommend you to watch movies series wise and don't pick a random movie because it will ruin the original essence of joy. The Top 10 Highest Grossing Animated Films are:

    • Zootopia
    • Finding Dory
    • Despicable Me 3
    • Toy Story 3
    • Toy Story 4
    • Minions
    • Incredibles 2
    • Frozen
    • Frozen II
    • The Lion King (2019 remake)

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