Top Pixar Films

Posted by By Patty at 3 July, at 04 : 02 AM Print


It’s no secret that Pixar movies make a lot of money with its unique way of creating a world of imagination, and amazing storytelling. All films they have created have become huge success and after releasing their newest movie just this June 20th 2013 (later dates for other countries), the Monsters University is no doubt to rake in handsome revenues.

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To compare, here’s a breakdown of what each of the Pixar films have made so far (in order of highest-to-lowest grossing):

Toy Story 3 – $1.06 billion (worldwide)
2010

Toy Story 3  is a comical adventure that lands the toys mistakenly to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home. (103 minutes)

Director: Lee Unkrich

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Toy Story 3 is not only the highest grossing Pixar film but is now officially the biggest money-making animated feature in history. A couple of factors played a part on helping the film make so much money in such a short time. It is a ‘threequel’ – not only a sequel, but a sequel to a sequel. People already know and remember these characters fondly.

The film was in 3D (only one previous Pixar film was available in 3D, ‘Up’). The extra $3 onto each ticket, added up, increased the box office profits significantly.

Finding Nemo – $921 million (worldwide)
2003

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)

Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Up – $731 million (worldwide)
2009

By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway. (96 mins.)

Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

The Incredibles – $631 million (worldwide)
2004

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)

Director: Brad Bird

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Ratatouille – $623 million (worldwide)
2007

With dreams of becoming a chef, a culinary genius in the form of a rat, makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famed restaurant. (111 mins.)

Director: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Cars 2– $559 Million (worldwide)
2011

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. (106 mins.)

Director: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis

Stars: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer

Monsters, Inc. – $563 million (worldwide)
2001

Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. (92 mins.)

Director: Pete Docter, David Silverman

Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi

Brave – $538 million (worldwide)
2012

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (93 mins.)

Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

WALL-E – $521 million (worldwide)
2008

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)

Director: Andrew Stanton

Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Toy Story 2 – $485 million (worldwide)
1999

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting. (92 mins.)

Director: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

Cars – $461 million (worldwide)
2006

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. (117 mins.)

Director: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

A Bug’s Life – $363 million (worldwide)
1998

A misfit ant, looking for “warriors” to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. (95 mins.)

Director: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere

Toy Story – $361 million (worldwide)
1995

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room. (81 mins.)

Director: John Lasseter

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

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Pixar has announced several, very exciting movies as well. They’re a long way off, but Disney and Pixar have set release dates for their Upcoming Releases:

The Good Dinosaur – May 2014
Inside Out – June 2015
Finding Dory – November 2015
The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dia De Los Muertos – TBD

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pixar_films

http://www.pixar.com/about/Upcoming

http://www.pixar.com/features_films

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1453405/releaseinfo

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