Shrek 2

Shrek 2

DreamWorks Animations has been behind some fantastic movies in recent years - not to mention they have enjoyed big box office success.

This week sees Turbo hit the big screen and it is set to be one of the biggest animations of the autumn.

We take a look at some of the DreamWorks Animations movies that have brought in the cash at the global box office.

1. Shrek 2 - $919,838,758

It is hard to believe that Shrek 2 will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014 - yes it really was released back in 2004.

Shrek 2 came three years after we were introduced to this character for the first time and this movie remains the most successful film from this animation studio.

Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz were back as Shrek, Donkey and Fiona.

Shrek comes face to face with Fiona's parents as they celebrate their marriage - but their relationship is put to the test.

Like the first film, Shrek is fantastic family fun and you really couldn't ask for a better sequel: it is rare that second movies are this good.

2. Shrek The Third - $798,958,162

In 2007 we returned to the land of Far Far Away for the third of the Shrek film.

This time around early married life is interrupted when King Harold dies and Shrek learns that he and Fiona are to become king and queen - not to mention that some little ogres are on the way.

Shrek The Third may not have won over the critics like the first two films did, but there was still a huge appetite for this franchise at the box office.

The movie grossed over $798 million and was the fourth biggest grossing movie of the year.

3. Shrek Forever After - $752,600,867

Shrek really has done the business for DreamWorks over the years as it has been a $3billion franchise for the studio.

Shrek Forever After brought the franchise to a close in 2010 as we said goodbye to these very popular characters.

The movie follows Shrek as he is tricked into being erased from existence - he sees the world if he was not in it.

Much like Shrek The Third, the fourth movie did struggle to impress the critics - but that didn't stop Shrek fans to seeing the film in their droves.

It was another box office success as it grossed over $752 million and was the fifth grossing movie of 2010 behind Toy Story 3, Alice In Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Inception.

4. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $746,921,274

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted hit the big screen in 2012 and was the third film in the Madagascar franchise.

Madagascar is a series of films that has got more and more popular with audiences - this third movie is the biggest grossing in the series.

This time around Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to make it back to New York. Whist passing through Europe they find the perfect cover... a travelling circus.

Not only did Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted win over audiences with this third film but the critics were also on board as well.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted was the second highest grossing animation film of 2012, coming in second to Ice Age: Continental Drift.

5. Kung Fu Panda 2 - $665,692,281

Kung Fu Panda hit the big screen in 2011 and saw Jack Black return to voice the central character of Po.

Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman and Seth Rogen were also on board, while Jennifer Yuh Nelson is in the director's chair.

This time around Po and his kung fu buddies are called into action to stop a villainous peacock from taking over China.

Kung Fu Panda 2 is great fun for all of the family and see Jack Black at his comic best - even if he is not on the big screen himself.

The movie grossed over $665 million - surpassing the $631 million success of the first film. A third film is in the pipeline.

Other successful DreamWorks Animation movies include Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and The Croods.

Turbo is released 18th October.

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