This weekend Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory officially became the second animated feature in 2016 to pass the $1 billion mark at the global box office, marking the first time in film history that two animated films have achieved a billion-dollar gross in the same calendar year.
The other animated film that has grossed over $1 billion in 2016 is the Disney-produced Zootopia, which earned $1.023 billion during its theatrical run. Only one live-action film has grossed $1 billion this year—Disney’s Captain America: Civil War.
Finding Dory picked up $8.9 million from foreign territories last weekend, lifting its international total to $516.7m. Combined with its gross of $484.8m in the United States, where it is the top grossing film of 2016 to date, Finding Dory has earned $1,001,480,568.
Below is the all-time animation top ten, not accounting for inflation:
- Frozen (Disney): $1.27 billion
- Minions (Illumination): $1.15 billion
- Toy Story 3 (Pixar): $1.06 billion
- Zootopia (Disney): $1.02 billion
- Finding Dory (Pixar): $1 billion
- The Lion King (Disney): $987.5 million
- Despicable Me 2 (Illumination): $970.8 million
- Finding Nemo (Pixar): $936.7 million
- Shrek 2 (DreamWorks): $919.8 million
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Blue Sky): $886.7 million