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Old 08-03-10, 04:21 PM
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Top 10 highest grossing CG Animated films

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Note: Toy Story 3 is still in general release, as is Shrek Forever After. TS3 is expected to clear well over $900m internationally when all is said and done, so it will undoubtedly advance. Shrek, not so much.

Included is domestic, international, and worldwide totals, both in unadjusted and in adjusted-for-inflation dollars. THIS IS NOT TICKETS SOLD OR ATTENDANCE. Just sheer dollars. So if you wanna start screaming about 3D prices skewing the values, go pound sand.

Domestic, Unadjusted
  1. Shrek 2 441,226,247
  2. Toy Story 3 390,606,539
  3. Finding Nemo 339,714,978
  4. Shrek The Third 322,719,944
  5. Up 293,004,164
  6. Shrek 267,665,011
  7. Incredibles, The 261,441,092
  8. Monsters, Inc. 255,873,250
  9. Toy Story 2 245,852,179
  10. Cars 244,082,982

Domestic, Adjusted
  1. Shrek 2 558,291,962
  2. Finding Nemo 447,041,735
  3. Toy Story 3 390,606,539
  4. Shrek 380,970,772
  5. Toy Story 2 378,478,134
  6. Monsters, Inc. 364,187,419
  7. Shrek The Third 363,016,047
  8. Toy Story 345,414,180
  9. Incredibles, The 330,806,386
  10. Up 304,724,331

International, Unadjusted
  1. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 690,112,575
  2. Finding Nemo 528,179,000
  3. Shrek 2 478,612,511
  4. Shrek The Third 476,238,218
  5. Ice Age: The Meltdown 460,057,537
  6. Up 438,338,201
  7. Toy Story 3 436,400,000
  8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 423,889,404
  9. Ratatouille 417,277,164
  10. Kung Fu Panda 416,309,969

International, Adjusted
  1. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 717,717,078
  2. Finding Nemo 695,047,531
  3. Shrek 2 605,597,513
  4. Ice Age: The Meltdown 538,202,248
  5. Shrek The Third 535,703,227
  6. Ratatouille 469,380,060
  7. Incredibles, The 468,169,302
  8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 458,478,779
  9. Up 455,871,729
  10. Kung Fu Panda 450,280,862

Worldwide, Unadjusted
  1. Shrek 2 919,838,758
  2. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 886,686,280
  3. Finding Nemo 867,893,978
  4. Toy Story 3 827,006,539
  5. Shrek The Third 798,958,162
  6. Up 731,342,365
  7. Ice Age: The Meltdown 655,388,158
  8. Shrek Forever After 639,953,000
  9. Kung Fu Panda 631,744,560
  10. Incredibles, The 631,442,092

Worldwide, Adjusted
  1. Shrek 2 1,163,889,474
  2. Finding Nemo 1,142,089,267
  3. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 922,153,731
  4. Shrek The Third 898,719,274
  5. Toy Story 3 827,006,539
  6. Incredibles, The 798,975,688
  7. Ice Age: The Meltdown 766,711,447
  8. Up 760,596,060
  9. Monsters, Inc. 747,760,483
  10. Toy Story 2 746,658,585


Some observations on this most obsessive exercise:
  • The Ice Age movies are big blockbusters in North America. Internationally they are UNBELIEVABLY GINORMOUSLY HUGE BLOCKBUSTERS.
  • Toy Story 3 will end up #4, POSSIBLY #3 on the Adjusted Worldwide list.
  • Worldwide average adjusted grosses per studio:
    • PIXAR - $733m
    • DW - $593m
    • BLUE SKY - $570m
  • Lowest adjusted worldwide grossing film per studio:
    • PIXAR - Cars - $540m
    • DW - Antz - $275m
    • BLUE SKY - Robots - $317m
  • "Cars" is the most profitable PIXAR release in terms of total revenue streams. Between 2006 and 2008, "Cars" generated over $5 BILLION in licensed merchandise alone. You wanna know why there's gonna be a "Cars 2" next year? Now you know. It's a ridiculously profitable means of printing free money for Disney/Pixar. And I really liked "Cars", for the record.
  • PIXAR does not top any of the 6 charts.
  • "Flushed Away" was only distributed by Dreamworks, and wasn't included in these calculations.
  • I need a life. Seriously.

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Re: Top 10 highest grossing CG Animated films

I had absolutely no idea the Ice Age movies were so big overseas. And it's interesting that Pixar hasn't claimed the top spot on any of these six charts. Not surprising, necessarily...just interesting. Is there any kind of correlation between box office performance and, say, success at the Academy Awards? For instance, could you determine that for every $X million at the box office, a CGI movie is likely to be nominated for so many awards, or for $Y million, to win?

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I just don't understand the love for Finding Nemo. I think it's the worst CG animated story plot. Maybe it's because I can't stand Ellen Degeneres.
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I had no idea that cartoons netted so much $$$... -kd5-
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Originally Posted by SuperJim88
I just don't understand the love for Finding Nemo. I think it's the worst CG animated story plot. Maybe it's because I can't stand Ellen Degeneres.
What's a cast member got to do with the plot? As for the plot itself, I thought it was pretty solid. I can't think of a more basic, universal premise than the desperate search for a lost child. For my money, they did it far better with this story than, say, Taken.
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Originally Posted by SuperJim88
I just don't understand the love for Finding Nemo. I think it's the worst CG animated story plot. Maybe it's because I can't stand Ellen Degeneres.
oh..hahahahahaha...have you not seen The Shreks yet eh? It's a basic universal plot. While it's the 2nd least favorite of Pixar flicks..it's not bad. I just...don't dig it too much
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I'm surprised at how huge Ice Age is overseas too. I wonder what the appeal is of that particular series.
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...yeah..fucking news to me. I thought it'd do as decent as those films did here at most..but NOT that much over. Jesus...
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Re: Top 10 highest grossing CG Animated films

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
The Ice Age movies are big blockbusters in North America. Internationally they are UNBELIEVABLY GINORMOUSLY HUGE BLOCKBUSTERS.
Coincidentally, I am watching the first two for the first time as we type. They are much better than I expected, but I much prefer Pixar stuff for the most part.
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Re: Top 10 highest grossing CG Animated films

Were these prices adjusted for inflation, CPI-U, movie ticket inflation, or what other number?

How does $ earned compare to IMDB / Metacritic scores?

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Originally Posted by The Bus
Were these prices adjusted for inflation, CPI-U, movie ticket inflation, or what other number?

How does $ earned compare to IMDB / Metacritic scores?

So much left to do.
Adjusted for inflation. I actually included RT scores in my spreadsheet, but didn't include them here. I figure with my next go-around, I'll factor in critical scores.

IMDB won't be included, because that place is populated by shitheads.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
I'm surprised at how huge Ice Age is overseas too. I wonder what the appeal is of that particular series.
slapstick and dinosaurs have universal appeal.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
slapstick and dinosaurs have universal appeal.
so were these guys popular over there too? Or they just not get it at all?

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Originally Posted by fumanstan
I'm surprised at how huge Ice Age is overseas too. I wonder what the appeal is of that particular series.
Originally Posted by RichC2
slapstick and dinosaurs have universal appeal.
Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
so were these guys popular over there too? Or they just not get it at all?

The difference in success can only be attributed to one factor. I think we've finally proven that everybody does, in fact, love Ray Romano.
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I don't! I enjoyed the first Ice Age, but lost interest in all the subsequent sequels. I really need to watch those one day.
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Re: Top 10 highest grossing CG Animated films

The Ice Age movies are big blockbusters in North America. Internationally they are UNBELIEVABLY GINORMOUSLY HUGE BLOCKBUSTERS.
No shit. I had no idea. Given how huge 3 was I can only assume 4 is already in the works.

Originally Posted by Trevor
Coincidentally, I am watching the first two for the first time as we type. They are much better than I expected, but I much prefer Pixar stuff for the most part.
Outside of Pixar's offerings the Ice Age flicks aren't bad. I enjoyed the original Madagascar as well.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Outside of Pixar's offerings the Ice Age flicks aren't bad. I enjoyed the original Madagascar as well.
I've only seen the first Ice Age. It was alright, but nothing that ever compelled me to see its sequels. As for Madagascar, we started watching that one night and had to stop about 40 minutes into it because of a storm. That was some time last year, and I've made no effort to resume the movie since. It wasn't bad, per se; it just did nothing for me.
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Re: Top 10 highest grossing CG Animated films

Some more useless stats for the so-inclined:
  • Average Rotten Tomato Scores
    • Pixar - 95%
    • Dreamworks - 70%
    • Blue Sky - 61%
  • Highest RT Scores
    • Pixar - Toy Story & Toy Story 2 (pre Armond White) - 100%
    • Dreamworks - How To Train Your Dragon - 98%
    • Blue Sky - Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who - 78%
  • Lowest RT Scores
    • Pixar - Cars - 74%
    • Dreamworks - Shark Tale - 35%
    • Blue Sky - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - 45%
  • Rotten Tomato Scores For Top 10 Highest Grossing (Adjusted) Worldwide Films
    • Average - 82%
    • Highest - Toy Story 2 ($747m) - 100%
    • Lowest -Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ($922m) - 45%
  • Rotten Tomato Scores For Top 10 Highest Grossing (Adjusted) Domestic Films
    • Average - 91%
    • Highest - Toy Story ($345m) & Toy Story 2 ($378m) - 100%
    • Lowest - Shrek The Third ($363m) - 41%
  • Rotten Tomato Scores For Top 10 Highest Grossing (Adjusted) International Films
    • Average - 77%
    • Highest - Finding Nemo ($695m) & Up ($455m) - 98%
    • Lowest - Shrek The Third ($536m) - 41%
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
Pixar - Toy Story & Toy Story 2 (pre Armond White) - 100%

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