To celebrate the release of Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which took an impressive $880m worldwide and went on to become the 2nd biggest animated movie of all time, we thought we’d take a look at the rest of the highest grossing animated movies at the worldwide box office.
The highest grossing animated film of all time is Shrek 2. The film grossed a staggering $919,838,758 on it’s release back in Summer 2004 beating tough competition from Spider-Man 2 and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban.
The second highest grossing animated film is Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The film grossed $878,671,901. Ice Age 3 arrives in stores 23rd November.
The third highest grossing animated movie of all time is Finding Nemo. On it’s staggered worldwide release throughout 2003, It grossed an impressive $864,625,978 and went on to become Pixar’s highest grossing film to date. Director Andrew Stanton went on to direct last years WALL-E.
Coming in fourth place is 2007’s Shrek the Third which grossed a pretty astounding $798,958,162. Next summer will see the release of Shrek Forever After.
Roaring into fifth place is The Lion King, which grossed an astounding $783,841,776. Very impressive for a film which opened back in 1994 before the advent of CGI animated films.
The sixth spot is filled by Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. This film grossed $655,388,158 when released back in Spring 2006 and spawned the 3rd installment which opened this past summer.
Kung Fu Panda kicks its way into seventh place by grossing $631,736,484. The Dreamworks animated comedy followed in the footsteps of the company’s highly successful Shrek and Madagascar franchise with a sequel already in the works.
Pixar’s next entry into the list at number eight is The Incredibles which had a very incredible grossing of $631,442,092 when released during Christmas 2004.
Pixar’s Ratatouille cooked up enough money, $623,707,397 to be exact to land itself a position in the ninth spot on the list. The movie was released throughout 2007 and grossed more than the studio’s previous animated movie Cars.
The tenth highest grossing animated film of all time is last years Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. The film grossed approx $603,900,344. Beating the total it’s predecessor made back in 2005.
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs will be available from 23rd November as a limited edition Blu-ray Triple Play Pack (an exciting new package which includes a copy of the movie as a hi-def Blu-ray, a DVD for the kids and a Digital Copy disc for watching on the go)
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is released on DVD 23rd November.