Toy Story 3 Makes a Billion

Toy Story 3 Makes a Billion

Screenshot from Disney's Toy Story 3 (2010)

The entertainment industry is abuzz over the big news to come out of the box office this past weekend. Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 officially crossed the $1 billion mark in ticket sales, making it the first animated film to ever reach that milestone… assuming, of course, that you don’t adjust for inflation.

Time News Feed decided to put a little perspective on this achievement by using stats from Box Office Mojo and the CPI Inflation Calculator to determine a list of films that have grossed $1 billion or more when adjusted for inflation.

Films That Have Grossed A Billion Dollars If We Take Inflation Into Account

1. Gone with the Wind
2. Star Wars
3. Avatar
4. The Sound of Music
5. Titanic
6. Jaws
7. The Exorcist
8. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
9. The Empire Strikes Back
10. Jurassic Park
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
12. Return of the Jedi
13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
14. The Phantom Menace
15. The Lion King
16. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
17. Independence Day
18. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
20. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
21. The Ten Commandments
22. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
23. Alice in Wonderland
24. Toy Story 3
25. Finding Nemo
26. The Dark Knight

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/08/30/toy-story-3-made-a-billion-dollars-how-many-other-films-have/#ixzz0yOM8pNFT

So it was actually Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo in 2003 which was the first animated film to gross $1 billion in today’s dollars. That’s discounting, of course, films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which was in theatres so long ago, there’s no accurate information available for how much it grossed internationally.

Of course, my question is, how do some of Disney’s other mega hits rank when compared to Toy Story 3, as adjusted for inflation?

Disney and Disney/Pixar Box Office Business (in 2010 Dollars)

For films with multiple theatrical releases, the numbers are for the first release only. Data collected using Box Office Mojo and CPI Inflation Calculator.

Film Domestic Gross Foreign Gross
Toy Story 3 (2010)* $405,931,112 $606,400,000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) $1,008,252,474
Pinocchio (1940) $606,951,500
Fantasia (1941) $635,494,650
Dumbo (1941) Unknown
Bambi (1942) $40,124,723.93
Cinderella (1950) Unknown
Alice in Wonderland (1951) Unknown
Peter Pan (1953) $332,809,877
Lady and the Tramp (1955) $295,771,269
Sleeping Beauty (1959) $273,298,927
101 Dalmatians (1961) $102,078,729
The Jungle Book (1967) $481,328,132
The Rescuers (1977) $104,328,696
The Fox and the Hound (1981) $95,694,597
Oliver & Company (1988) $98,186,137
The Little Mermaid (1989) $148,310,532 $175,463,691
Beauty and the Beast (1991) $233,478,837 $329,737,636
Aladdin (1992) $337,738,693 $445,500,739
The Lion King (1994) $460,229,107 $669,773,335
Pocahontas (1995) $202,532,466 $292,541,007
Toy Story (1995) $274,368,035 $243,420,587
Hercules (1997) $134,626,344 $208,638,564
Mulan (1998) $161,328,480 $245,697,060
Toy Story 2 (1999) $321,719,564 $312,966,175
Monster’s Inc (2001) $314,981,271 $331,747,680
Lilo and Stitch (2002) $176,680,208 $154,328,294
Finding Nemo (2003) $402,508,707 $625,808,869
The Incredibles (2004) $301,731,254 $427,021,112
Wall-E (2008) $226,623,139 $301,245,538
The Princess and the Frog (2009) $106,091,464 $165,276,491
Up (2009) $297,748,784 $445,436,601


*And counting!

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