Here’s a List of the Top Grossing Animated Movies That You Should Watch Right Now
If there’s one thing we’re sure of, it is our love for warm and motivational stories. For this reason, animated movies are a favorite among people of all ages and professions. If you come to think of it, no one needs to escape from real life as bad as adults do. Rewatching some of your favorite animated movies as an adult also helps you look at many aspects encapsulated in the movie in a different, wiser light.
Not just the story, but even the iconic cartoon characters continue to stay with the audience long after they’ve finished watching the movie. Often, people go back to these films long after they have been released at the box office.
But what about those animated movies that received lots of love and popularity when they first released? Yes, these are some of the all-time favorite iconic animated movies and the perfect bucket list of movies if you’re planning to spend the weekend with your family, friends, or even just yourself.
We’ve made a list of the top-grossing animated movies worldwide, so stay in, snuggle in a blanket and treat yourself!
The Lion King (2019)
Worldwide Gross: $1,631,724,000
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
The Lion King is definitely the most loved animated movie of the generation, as both the original The Lion King (1994) and the latest movie have made a special place in the heart of their fans. The latest installment boasts of a fresh but riveting soundtrack and a compelling CGI animation style. However, many critics and fans of the original movie felt that while the VFX may be stunning, it has taken away the movie’s emotional experience.
Frozen II (2019)
Worldwide Gross: $1,450,026,933
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Elsa and Anna’s magical quest continues in the second movie of the Frozen series. The movie is loved for the feelings of sisterhood and love that it spreads, and the soundtrack of the movie is also very catchy and can be easily sung along to. While critics may prefer the first movie, Frozen II managed to outgross its predecessor by a good margin.
Incredibles II (2018)
Worldwide Gross: $1,242,805,359
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Fourteen long years after the original Incredibles I release, the movie received quite the box office response. It surpassed the original movie’s collection by a lot. Critics and audiences both found the movie delightful and charmingly adorable.
Worldwide Gross: $1,159,398,397
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Released in two languages, English and Spanish, the little yellow creatures became a household favorite after the movie’s release in 2015. Many critics thought that the movie was full of childish jokes and characters, but nobody can deny that the movie was stupidly cute.
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Worldwide Gross: $1,073,394,593
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
This movie gathered a lot of appreciation from both critics and audiences. With a riveting storyline accompanied by a strong emotional element, the movie really has everything it needs to go down in history. It is appealing to all the age groups and is a masterpiece in art and direction.
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Worldwide Gross: $1,034,799,409
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
While many feel that Despicable Me’s third installment lacked the original movie’s warmth,, the movie was still amusing enough to have become the top grosser of all the franchise movies yet. Fast-paced and ridiculously funny, the movie is great and a light watch.
Finding Dory (2016)
Worldwide Gross: $1,028,570,889
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
The film follows the story of the adorable amnesiac blue tang fish, Dory. Audience and reviewers believe that while the movie’s plot wasn’t very different compared to the first movie, Finding Nemo, it still manages to touch hearts. Brimming with humor, the movie is a familiar but pleasant watch.
Worldwide Gross: $1,023,784,195
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Zootopia or Zootropolis is a charming cop thriller movie that is a must-watch for animated movie fans. Clever and heart-touching, this movie is engaging to all ages. The movie is equal parts cop thriller, fish-out-the-water fable, and a whodunit mystery.
Finding Nemo (2003)
Worldwide Gross: $940,335,536
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Finding Nemo turned out to be huge for Pixar Studios. It brought along a second wave for the studios and solidified their name as the modern animated movie studio back in 2003. Even with such advanced animation technology, the movie does not lose sight of the plot and delivers a heartwarming movie for all generations.
Shrek 2 (2004)
Worldwide Gross: $919,838,758
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
This animation by DreamWorks helped it stand in competition with Pixar and Disney. The movie is utter enjoyment, with unforgettable characters and hilarious situations they find themselves in. The sequel does a great job at expanding the universe first introduced in the first Shrek movie.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Worldwide Gross: $888,805,671
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
While other animated movies have made bigger sales in the USA, Ice Age makes every list when it comes to worldwide top-grossing. This was only proven by the 2009 entry, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. While critics did not have nice reviews for the movie, audiences enjoyed the movie’s fun and frolic.