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Top Animation Movies List Ranked by Box Office Gross Earnings

Here is a list of the best animation movies. They are ranked by their gross income while they were in the box office. You can also sort each column if you want to rank the movie list by opening weekend sales, release date, or title.

I believe this is the most fare way to rank the movies since they were all in the box office for a similar period of time. As you know many movies have been out for several years and have a huge head start. However, if you would like to see a running total of the highest earning movies off all time to date then click the link below for Top Animated Movies of All Time.

Also, you might want to check out some of our other popular lists such as…

Top Animated Movies of All Time
Disney Animated Movie List
Top Animated Movies of 2012
Top Animated Movies of 2011
Barbie Movies

…but first here is a my personal top 5 new animated movies.

Here Are My Top 5 New(ish) Animated Movies
This list excludes Disney classics that I grew up with such as Aladdin and The Lion King.

Toy Story 3
9 Stars
Despicable Me
8 Stars
How To Train Your Dragon
8 Stars

 
What are your top 5 new movies? Share your top animated movies in the comment section below. I look forward to hearing from you!

This list is courtesy of Box Office Mojo who is a IMDB company.

Rank
Title
Total Gross
Opening
Release Date
1Shrek 2$441,226,247 $108,037,878 5/19/04
2Toy Story 3$415,004,880 $110,307,189 6/18/10
3Finding Nemo$339,714,978 $70,251,710 5/30/03
4Shrek the Third$322,719,944 $121,629,270 5/18/07
5The Lion King$312,855,561 $40,888,194 6/24/94
6Up$293,004,164 $68,108,790 5/29/09
7Shrek$267,665,011 $42,347,760 5/16/01
8The Incredibles$261,441,092 $70,467,623 11/5/04
9Monsters, Inc.$255,873,250 $62,577,067 11/2/01
10Despicable Me$251,513,985 $56,397,125 7/9/10
11Toy Story 2$245,852,179 $57,388,839 11/24/99
12Cars$244,082,982 $60,119,509 6/9/06
13Shrek Forever After$238,736,787 $70,838,207 5/21/10
14Brave$237,283,207 $66,323,594 6/22/12
15WALL-E$223,808,164 $63,087,526 6/27/08
16How to Train Your Dragon$217,581,231 $43,732,319 3/26/10
17Aladdin$217,350,219 $19,289,073 11/25/92
18Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$216,391,482 $60,316,738 6/8/12
19Kung Fu Panda$215,434,591 $60,239,130 6/6/08
20Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$214,030,500 $70,217,070 3/2/12
21Ratatouille$206,445,654 $47,027,395 6/29/07
22Tangled$200,821,936 $48,767,052 11/24/10
23Monsters Vs. Aliens$198,351,526 $59,321,095 3/27/09
24Happy Feet$198,000,317 $41,533,432 11/17/06
25Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$196,573,705 $41,690,382 7/1/09
26Ice Age: The Meltdown$195,330,621 $68,033,544 3/31/06
27Madagascar$193,595,521 $47,224,594 5/27/05
28Toy Story$191,796,233 $29,140,617 11/22/95
29Cars 2$191,452,396 $66,135,507 6/24/11
30The Simpsons Movie$183,135,014 $74,036,787 7/27/07
31Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$180,010,950 $63,106,589 11/7/08
32Wreck-It Ralph$179,507,304 $49,038,712 11/2/12
33Ice Age$176,387,405 $46,312,454 3/15/02
34Tarzan$171,091,819 $34,221,968 6/16/99
35Kung Fu Panda 2$165,249,063 $47,656,302 5/26/11
36A Bug's Life$162,798,565 $33,258,052 11/27/98
37The Polar Express$162,775,358 $23,323,463 11/10/04
38Ice Age: Continental Drift$161,246,353 $46,629,259 7/13/12
39Shark Tale$160,861,908 $47,604,606 10/1/04
40Who Framed Roger Rabbit$156,452,370 $11,226,239 6/24/88
41Over the Hedge$155,019,340 $38,457,003 5/19/06
42Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$154,529,439 $45,012,998 3/14/08
43Puss in Boots$149,260,504 $34,077,439 10/28/11
44Megamind$148,415,853 $46,016,833 11/5/10
45Hotel Transylvania$146,638,115 $42,522,194 9/28/12
46Beauty and the Beast$145,863,363 $9,624,149 11/22/91
47Lilo & Stitch$145,794,338 $35,260,212 6/21/02
48Rio$143,619,809 $39,225,962 4/15/11
49Pocahontas$141,579,773 $29,531,619 6/23/95
50A Christmas Carol (2009)$137,855,863 $30,051,075 11/6/09
51Dinosaur$137,748,063 $38,854,851 5/19/00
52Chicken Little$135,386,665 $40,049,778 11/4/05
53Robots$128,200,012 $36,045,301 3/11/05
54Bee Movie$126,631,277 $38,021,044 11/2/07
55Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$124,870,275 $30,304,648 9/18/09
56Rango$123,477,607 $38,079,323 3/4/11
57Mulan$120,620,254 $22,745,143 6/19/98
58Bolt$114,053,579 $26,223,128 11/21/08
59Chicken Run$106,834,564 $17,506,162 6/23/00
60The Princess and the Frog$104,400,899 $24,208,916 12/11/09
61The Prince of Egypt$101,413,188 $14,524,321 12/18/98
62The Rugrats Movie$100,494,675 $27,321,470 11/20/98
63The Hunchback of Notre Dame$100,138,851 $21,037,414 6/21/96
64Gnomeo and Juliet$99,967,670 $25,356,909 2/11/11
65Hercules$99,112,101 $21,454,451 6/27/97
66Rise of the Guardians$98,936,363 $23,773,465 11/21/12
67Meet the Robinsons$97,822,171 $25,123,781 3/30/07
68Antz$90,757,863 $17,195,160 10/2/98
69Space Jam$90,418,342 $27,528,529 11/15/96
70The Emperor's New Groove$89,302,687 $9,812,302 12/15/00
71Pokemon: The First Movie$85,744,662 $31,036,678 11/10/99
72The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$85,417,988 $32,018,216 11/19/04
73Brother Bear$85,336,277 $19,404,492 11/1/03
74Open Season$85,105,259 $23,624,548 9/29/06
75The Little Mermaid$84,355,863 $6,031,914 11/17/89
76Atlantis: The Lost Empire$84,056,472 $20,342,105 6/15/01
77Beowulf$82,280,579 $27,515,871 11/16/07
78Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$80,936,232 $13,832,786 12/21/01
79The Adventures of Tintin$77,591,831 $9,720,993 12/21/11
80Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$76,507,756 $22,718,184 11/17/00
81Coraline$75,286,229 $16,849,640 2/6/09
82Monster House$73,661,010 $22,217,226 7/21/06
83Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$73,280,117 $17,770,036 5/24/02
84Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$72,637,803 $15,820,864 8/4/06
85Flushed Away$64,665,672 $18,814,323 11/3/06
86Happy Feet Two$64,006,466 $21,237,068 11/18/11
87Beavis and Butt-Head Do America$63,118,386 $20,114,233 12/20/96
88Surf's Up$58,867,694 $17,640,249 6/8/07
89Anastasia$58,406,347 $14,104,933 11/21/97
90Curious George$58,360,760 $14,703,405 2/10/06
91Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$56,110,897 $16,025,987 10/7/05
92ParaNorman$56,003,051 $14,087,050 8/17/12
93Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$55,675,313 $16,112,211 9/24/10
94TMNT$54,149,098 $24,255,205 3/23/07
95Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$53,359,111 $19,145,480 9/23/05
96Oliver & Company$53,279,055 $4,022,752 11/18/88
97South Park - Bigger, Longer and Uncut$52,037,603 $11,335,889 6/30/99
98Hoodwinked$51,386,611 $12,401,900 1/13/06
99The Tale of Despereaux$50,877,145 $10,103,675 12/19/08
100The Road to El Dorado$50,863,742 $12,846,652 3/31/00
101Home on the Range$50,030,461 $13,880,771 4/2/04
102Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas$50,003,043 $8,212,477 10/29/93
103Return to Never Land$48,430,258 $11,889,631 2/15/02
104The Land Before Time$48,092,846 $7,526,025 11/18/88
105The Jungle Book 2$47,901,582 $11,441,733 2/14/03
106An American Tail$47,483,002 $5,234,446 11/21/86
107Arthur Christmas$46,462,469 $12,068,931 11/23/11
108The Tigger Movie$45,554,533 $9,427,532 2/11/00
109Pokemon: The Movie 2000$43,758,684 $19,575,608 7/21/00
110Planet 51$42,194,060 $12,286,129 11/20/09
111The Wild Thornberrys$40,108,697 $6,013,847 12/20/02
112Rugrats Go Wild$39,402,572 $11,556,869 6/13/03
113Treasure Planet$38,176,783 $12,083,248 11/27/02
114The Wild$37,384,046 $9,684,809 4/14/06
115Recess: School's Out$36,706,141 $10,065,873 2/16/01
116A Goofy Movie$35,348,597 $6,129,557 4/7/95
117Star Wars: The Clone Wars$35,161,554 $14,611,273 8/15/08
118Frankenweenie$35,074,948 $11,412,213 10/5/12
119Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within$32,131,830 $11,408,853 7/11/01
1209$31,749,894 $10,740,446 9/9/09
121The Pirates! Band of Misfits$31,051,126 $11,137,734 4/27/12
122Space Chimps$30,105,968 $7,181,374 7/18/08
123James and the Giant Peach$28,946,127 $7,539,098 4/12/96
124The Ant Bully$28,142,535 $8,432,465 7/28/06
125The Rescuers Down Under$27,931,461 $3,499,819 11/16/90
126All Dogs Go to Heaven$27,100,027 $4,712,834 11/17/89
127Winnie the Pooh$26,692,846 $7,857,076 7/15/11
128Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$26,483,452 $6,874,477 7/2/03
129Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$25,581,229 $6,201,345 10/4/02
130The Great Mouse Detective$25,336,794 $3,220,225 7/4/86
131Alpha and Omega$25,107,267 $9,106,906 9/17/10
132Ferngully: The Last Rainforest$24,650,296 $3,549,338 4/10/92
133Eight Crazy Nights$23,586,598 $9,434,175 11/27/02
134The Iron Giant$23,159,305 $5,732,614 8/3/99
135Piglet's Big Movie$23,103,423 $6,097,758 3/21/03
136The Care Bears Movie$22,934,622 $3,725,001 3/29/85
137Titan A.E.$22,753,426 $9,376,845 6/16/00
138Quest for Camelot$22,510,798 $6,041,602 5/15/98
139An American Tail: Fievel Goes West$22,166,041 $3,435,625 11/22/91
140Mars Needs Moms$21,392,758 $6,914,488 3/11/11
141The Black Cauldron$21,288,692 $4,180,110 7/26/85
142Fantastic Mr. Fox$21,002,919 $6,965,267 11/25/09
143Looney Tunes: Back in Action$20,991,364 $9,317,371 11/14/03
144Jetsons: The Movie$20,305,841 $5,029,640 7/6/90
145Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$19,765,868 $9,485,494 8/13/04
146Astro Boy$19,551,067 $6,702,923 10/23/09
147Igor$19,528,602 $7,803,347 9/19/08
148Valiant$19,478,106 $5,914,722 8/19/05
149Doug's First Movie$19,440,089 $4,470,489 3/26/99
150The Secret World of Arrietty$19,202,743 $6,446,395 2/17/12
151Duck Tales: The Movie$18,115,724 $3,870,366 8/3/90
152Pooh's Heffalump Movie$18,098,433 $5,805,559 2/11/05
153Pokemon 3: The Movie$17,052,128 $8,240,752 4/6/01
154Happily N'Ever After$15,589,393 $6,608,244 1/5/07
155Arthur and the Invisibles$15,132,763 $4,294,936 1/12/07
156Ponyo$15,090,399 $3,585,852 8/14/09
157The Secret of NIMH$14,665,733 $1,425,457 7/16/82
158Everyone's Hero$14,523,101 $6,061,762 9/15/06
159Cool World$14,110,589 $5,556,451 7/10/92
160Fly Me to the Moon$13,816,982 $1,509,198 8/29/08
161Hey Arnold! The Movie$13,728,902 $5,706,332 6/28/02
162The Pagemaster$13,670,688 $4,188,399 11/23/94
163Osmosis Jones$13,596,911 $5,271,248 8/10/01
164The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything$12,981,269 $4,251,320 1/11/08
165The King and I (1999)$11,993,021 $4,007,565 3/19/99
166Rock-A-Doodle$11,657,385 $2,603,286 4/3/92
167The Powerpuff Girls Movie$11,412,414 $3,583,114 7/3/02
168Thumbelina$11,373,501 $2,318,822 4/1/94
169Balto$11,348,324 $1,519,755 12/22/95
170The Smurfs and the Magic Flute$11,234,220 $1,180,582 10/7/83
171Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$10,143,779 $4,108,630 4/29/11
172Spirited Away$10,055,859 $1,765,491 3/28/03
173The Swan Princess$9,771,658 $2,445,155 11/18/94
174Digimon: The Movie$9,631,153 $4,233,304 10/6/00
175We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story$9,317,021 $3,707,770 11/24/93
176All Dogs Go to Heaven 2$8,620,678 $2,256,118 3/29/96
177The Care Bears Movie 2$8,540,346 $2,489,750 3/21/86
178Bebe's Kids$8,442,162 $3,010,987 7/31/92
179Doogal$7,417,319 $3,605,899 2/24/06
180The Triplets of Belleville$7,007,149 $108,080 11/26/03
181The Chipmunk Adventure$6,804,312 $2,584,720 5/22/87
182Once Upon a Forest$6,582,052 $2,206,251 6/18/93
183Teacher's Pet$6,491,969 $2,461,252 1/16/04
184The Last Unicorn$6,455,330 $2,250,000 11/19/82
185My Little Pony$5,958,456 $674,724 6/13/86
186Transformers: The Movie$5,849,647 $1,779,559 8/8/86
187Batman: Mask of the Phantasm$5,617,391 $1,189,975 12/25/93
188Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters$5,520,368 $3,005,175 4/13/07
189A Scanner Darkly$5,501,616 $391,672 7/7/06
190Heidi's Song$5,124,391 $1,416,713 11/19/82
191Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer$4,889,971 $1,847,962 11/15/85
192Howl's Moving Castle$4,711,096 $427,987 6/10/05
193Persepolis$4,445,756 $88,826 12/25/07
194The Pebble and the Penguin$3,983,912 $1,123,041 4/14/95
195Cats Don't Dance$3,566,637 $939,781 3/28/97
196Tom & Jerry - The Movie$3,560,469 $1,255,912 7/30/93
197Starchaser: The Legend of Orin$3,360,800 $1,614,660 11/22/85
198Happily Ever After$3,299,382 $1,756,050 5/28/93
199Clifford's Really Big Movie$2,922,354 $662,152 4/20/04
200Waking Life$2,901,447 $88,977 10/19/01
201The Care Bears Movie 3$2,608,000 $1,005,386 8/7/87
202Princess Mononoke$2,375,308 $144,446 10/29/99
203Waltz with Bashir$2,283,849 $50,021 12/25/08
204The Illusionist (2010)$2,231,474 $38,594 12/25/10
205The Princess and the Goblin$2,105,078 $451,560 6/3/94
206The Nutcracker Prince$1,781,694 $908,999 11/21/90
207Pokemon 4Ever$1,727,447 $717,061 10/11/02
208Battle for Terra$1,647,083 $1,082,064 5/1/09
209Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland$1,368,000 $407,695 8/21/92
210GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords$1,338,264 $531,905 3/21/86
211Babar: The Movie$1,305,187 $297,155 7/28/89
212Adventures of American Rabbit$1,268,443 $291,126 1/17/86
213Freddie as F.R.o.7.$1,119,368 $501,230 8/28/92
214Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence$1,043,896 $317,722 9/17/04
215Cowboy Bebop$1,000,045 $234,429 4/4/03
216The Ten Commandments (2007)$952,820 $478,910 10/19/07
217Paprika$882,267 $35,593 5/25/07
218The Adventures of Mark Twain$849,915 $226,525 1/17/86
219Fire and Ice$760,883 $263,238 8/26/83
220Pokemon Heroes$746,381 $260,372 5/16/03
221Metropolis (2002)$722,932 $84,660 1/25/02
222Delgo$694,782 $511,920 12/12/08
223The Secret of Kells$676,775 $39,826 3/5/10
224Arabian Knight$669,276 $319,723 8/25/95
225Help! I'm a Fish$563,911 $57,626 2/28/03
226The Greatest Miracle$555,166 $35,768 10/14/11
227Ghost in the Shell$515,905 $2,736 2/2/96
228Pippi Longstocking$505,335 $62,196 8/22/97
229Steamboy$468,867 $136,148 3/18/05
230Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss$463,002 $80,938 10/27/06
231Akira$439,162 $11,263 12/25/89
2321998 Bugs Bunny Film Festival$413,076 $12,285 2/13/98
233Light Years$370,698 $48,665 1/29/88
234The Animation Show$366,344 $18,487 9/5/03
235Chico & Rita$350,524 $20,654 2/10/12
236A Cat in Paris$309,973 $34,554 6/1/12
237NFB of Canada Animation Festival$249,167 $49,551 12/26/91
238My Dog Tulip$246,574 $11,550 9/1/10
239Babar, King of Elephants$227,374 $49,090 2/26/99
240I Married a Strange Person!$206,272 $13,472 8/28/98
241The 4th Animation Celebration$181,273 $35,216 4/1/92
242Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos$177,802 $119,300 1/20/12
243Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust$151,086 $25,521 9/21/01
244X$143,355 $6,672 3/10/00
245Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance$133,640 $84,157 1/21/11
246Tokyo Godfathers$129,560 $29,259 1/16/04
247Appleseed$129,135 $66,869 1/14/05
248Perfect Blue$112,536 $9,600 8/20/99
249Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone$107,797 $1,579 7/3/09
250Captain Sabertooth$105,152 $20,526 9/22/06
251The Trumpet of the Swan$102,202 $102,202 5/11/01
252Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade$94,591 $7,098 6/22/01
253Escaflowne: The Movie$94,060 $16,692 1/25/02
254Summer Wars$80,768 $1,412 12/24/10
255Bugs Bunny's 1001 Rabbit Tales$78,350 $78,350 11/19/82
256Fear(s) of the Dark$77,876 $6,103 10/22/08
257Sky Blue$74,663 $3,022 12/31/04
258Renaissance$70,644 $10,800 9/22/06
259Toys in the Attic$64,918 $19,913 9/7/12
260Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie$62,340 $62,340 10/19/12
261Trigun: Badlands Rumble$62,027 $29,201 7/8/11
262Roadside Romeo$55,202 $41,770 10/24/08
263$9.99$52,384 $47812/12/08
264Tales from Earthsea$48,461 $20,614 8/13/10
265Best of International Tournee Animation$40,340 $9,033 8/5/94
266The Trouble with Terkel$39,885 $3,972 10/15/10
267Nine Nation Animation$38,382 $2,834 9/29/10
268Millennium Actress$37,641 $18,732 9/12/03
269Spriggan$25,824 $7,420 10/12/01
2701995 Bugs Bunny Film Festival$19,587 $7,219 5/5/95
271Mia and the Migoo$16,975 $16,975 3/25/11
272Space Dogs 3D$14,408 $14,408 5/18/12
273Live Freaky! Die Freaky!$11,290 $11,290 1/27/06
274Tales of the Night$10,975 $7,154 9/26/12
275Robot Carnival$10,642 $10,642 3/15/91
276Arjun: The Warrior Prince$10,017 $5,527 5/25/12
277Kaena: The Prophecy$8,593 $2,173 6/25/04
278The Rabbi's Cat$6,980 $4,301 12/7/12
279The Desert Princess and Pirates Adventures in Alabasta$6,587 $5,791 2/7/08
280Tekkon Kinkreet$6,000 $6,000 7/13/07
281Hair High$5,342 $9838/4/06
282When the Wind Blows$5,274 $3,597 3/11/88
283Liar's Autobiography$5,102 $5,102 11/2/12
284Genghis Kahn: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea$3,892 $3,332 2/21/08
285Tamala 2010$3,386 $3,386 4/2/04
286Vexille$3,259 $3,227 2/14/08

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