From 'Toy Story' to 'Inside Out': Every Pixar Film Ranked by Box Office

10:06 AM 6/16/2016

by George Johnston

With 'Finding Dory' setting records with its $136.2 million bow, THR looks at how other Pixar movies have performed.

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Finding Dory, the sequel to the beloved 2003 movie Finding Nemo, set records with its June 17 bow.

Pixar and Disney's sequel landed the biggest domestic opening of all time for an animated title with $136.2 million from 4,305 theaters. It's also the only animated movie to crack the overall list of top 20 openings, ranking No. 18.

The movie sees Ellen DeGeneres reprising her role as the forgetful blue tang Dory and Albert Brooks back as Nemo's dad Marlin. The sequel also features the voices of Hayden Rolence (he takes over the role of Nemo), Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olson, Ed O'Neill, Idris Elba, Diane Keaton, Dominic West, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader and Sigourney Weaver.

Below is a ranking (in ascending order) of how every other Pixar movie has ever performed at the worldwide box office, including rereleases. Domestic totals have been adjusted for inflation, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

  1. 16
    16

    The Good Dinosaur (2015)

    Courtesy of Pixar/Disney

    A young dinosaur befriends a caveboy, who helps him finds his way home.

    Release date: Nov. 25, 2015

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $121,560,000
    Foreign: $208,839,027      
    Worldwide: $330,399,027  

  2. 15
    16

    A Bug's Life

    Photofest

    When grasshopper Hopper (Kevin Spacey) threatens to destroy the ant colony, Flik (Dave Foley) and his fellow bugs race to save the day.

    Release date (adjusted): Nov. 20, 1998

    Domestic gross: $292,882,600
    Foreign: $200,600,000    
    Worldwide: $493,482,600

  3. 14
    16

    Cars (2006)

    Photofest

    Hotshot racing car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) finds himself stranded in Radiator Springs, gaining new friends and learning lessons in humility.

    Budget: June 9, 2006  

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $319,730,100
    Foreign: $217,900,167
    Worldwide: $537,630,267

  4. 13
    16

    Toy Story (1995)

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    The studio’s first movie asks: What if toys came alive when nobody is around? Tom Hanks stars as cowboy Woody, who comes in conflict with new toy Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen).

    Release date: Nov. 22, 1995

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $376,390,200
    Foreign: $170,162,503
    Worldwide: $546,552,703

  5. 12
    16

    Brave (2012)

    Photofest

    Princess Merida (Kelly MacDonald) rebels against her mother in highlands of Scotland, where anything magical could happen. 

    Release date: June 22, 2012

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $257,034,900
    Foreign: $301,700,000    
    Worldwide: $558,734,900

  6. 11
    16

    WALL-E (2008)

    Disney/PIXAR

    The world has environmentally collapsed, leaving waste disposal robot WALL-E to clean up the mess.

    Release date: June 27, 2008

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $267,447,600
    Foreign: $297,503,696
    Worldwide: $564,951,296

  7. 10
    16

    Cars 2 (2011)

    Disney/Pixar

    Lightning McQueen prepares for the World Grand Prix as Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) goes undercover to foil sinister attempts to prevent McQueen from winning the race.

    Release date: June 24, 2011   

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $205,448,300
    Foreign: $368,400,000   
    Worldwide: $577,239,027

  8. 9
    16

    Toy Story 2 (1999)

    Photofest

    Woody (Tom Hanks) is stolen and Buzz (Tim Allen) and the other toys have to save him when a toy collector wants to sell Woody.

    Release date: Nov. 19, 1999

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $410,437,400
    Foreign: $239,163,000      
    Worldwide: $649,600,400

  9. 8
    16

    Ratatouille (2007)

    Remy (Patton Oswalt) the rat teams up teams with Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano) to realize his dream of becoming a chef.

    Release date: June 29, 2007   

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $257,456,900
    Foreign: $417,277,164      
    Worldwide: $674,734,064

  10. 7
    16

    Monsters, Inc. (2001)

    Photofest

    Monster friends Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) try to return human Boo to her bed room while avoiding getting caught.

    Release date: Nov. 2, 2001

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $423,449,800
    Foreign: $272,900,000
    Worldwide: $696,349,800  

  11. 6
    16

    The Incredibles (2004)

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    Craig T. Nelson stars as Bob Parr (aka superhero Mr. Incredible), who needs a shot in the arm after hanging up his cape for an office job and family. Luckily ,a message arrives for Bob, spurring him to put on his tighter-than-he-remembers costume in Pixar’s love letter to comic book superheroes.

    Release date: Nov. 5, 2004

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $360,617,000
    Foreign: $370,001,000    
    Worldwide: $730,618,000

     

     

  12. 5
    16

    Monsters University (2013)

    Walt Disney Studios

    Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley's (John Goodman) college days are revealed in the prequel to Monsters, Inc.

    Release date: June 21, 2013

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $284,859,700
    Foreign: $475,066,843
    Worldwide: $759,926,543  

  13. 4
    16

    Up (2009)

    Disney/Pixar

    Grumpy old coot Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) tries having the adventure of a lifetime while dodging danger with companion Russell (Jordan Nagai) in a flying house propelled by thousands of balloons.

    Release date: May 29, 2009

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $336,969,000
    Foreign: $438,338,580     
    Worldwide: $775,307,580

  14. 3
    16

    Inside Out (2015)

    Courtesy of Disney

    Pixar literally gets insides your head with its Oscar-winning film and explores the emotions that make you tick through the lens of an 11-year-old girl named Riley who becomes upset after her family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco.

    Release date: June 19, 2015 

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $370,541,000
    Foreign: $500,966,000
    Worldwide: $871,507,000

  15. 2
    16

    Finding Nemo (2003)

    Marlin teams up with fellow fish Dory to search for his missing son, Nemo.

    Release date: May 30, 2003 (re-released Sept. 14, 2012 in 3D)

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $528,412,300
    Foreign: $555,900,000    
    Worldwide: $1,084,312,300

  16. 1
    16

    Toy Story 3 (2010)

    Andy has grown up and donates Woody and the gang to a daycare center. Now the toys need to get back to Andy before he heads off to college in the third installment of the Toy Story franchise.

    Release date: June 18, 2010

    Domestic gross (adjusted): $447,892,100
    Foreign: $648,167,031     
    Worldwide: $1,096,059,131 

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