The Top 50 Disney Movies of All Time by Box Office

Last Updated on: February 18th, 2024

In the enchanting realm of cinema, few studios have left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of audiences quite like Disney. From the whimsical tales of princesses and talking animals to the heartwarming stories of friendship and self-discovery, Disney movies have been a source of joy and inspiration for generations. These films have not only captured the imagination of children but have also carved out a special place in the memories of adults. One significant measure of a movie’s impact is its box office success, a testament to the universal appeal of Disney’s timeless storytelling.

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As we journey through the annals of cinematic history, we embark on a magical exploration of the top 50 Disney movies of all time, ranked according to their box office triumphs. This ranking isn’t merely a financial barometer; it’s a reflection of how these films have resonated with audiences across the globe, forging connections that span cultures and generations. From classic hand-drawn animations to cutting-edge CGI masterpieces, each entry on this list is a brushstroke in the vibrant canvas of Disney’s cinematic legacy.

The Top 50 Disney Movies of All Time by Box Office

Movie/Year Released/Global Box Office*

  1. Avengers: Endgame (2019) $2.79 billion
  2. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (2015) $2.07 billion
  3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) $2.05 billion
  4. The Lion King remake (2019) $1.66 billion
  5. The Avengers (2012) $1.51 billion
  6. Frozen II (2019) $1.45 billion
  7. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) $1.4 billion
  8. Black Panther (2018) $1.34 billion
  9. Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) $1.33 billion
  10. Frozen (2013) $1.28 billion
  11. Beauty and the Beast remake (2017) $1.26 billion
  12. Incredibles 2 (2018) $1.24 billion
  13. Iron Man 3 (2013) $1.21 billion
  14. Captain America: Civil War (2016) $1.15 billion
  15. Captain Marvel (2019) $1.13 billion
  16. Toy Story 4 (2019) $1.07 billion
  17. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) $1.07 billion
  18. Toy Story 3 (2010) $1.06 billion
  19. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $1.06 billion
  20. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) $1.05 billion
  21. Aladdin remake (2019) $1.05 billion
  22. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) $1.04 billion
  23. Alice in Wonderland remake (2010) $1.02 billion
  24. Finding Dory (2016) $1.02 billion
  25. Zootopia (2016) $1.02 billion
  26. The Lion King (1994) $986 million
  27. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) $960 million
  28. The Jungle Book (2016) $967 million
  29. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) $956 million
  30. Finding Nemo (2003) $871 million
  31. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017) $863 million
  32. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) $859 million
  33. Inside Out (2015) $858 million
  34. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) $854 million
  35. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (2023) $845 million
  36. Coco (2017) $814 million
  37. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) $794 million
  38. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) $770 million
  39. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) $761 million
  40. Maleficent (2014) $758 million
  41. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and a Wardrobe (2005) $745 million
  42. Monsters University (2013) $744 million
  43. Up! (2009) $735 million
  44. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) $714 million
  45. Doctor Strange (2016) $677 million
  46. The Sixth Sense (1999) $673 million
  47. Big Hero 6 (2014) $658 million
  48. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Peral (2003) $654 million
  49. Thor: The Dark World (2013) $644 million
  50. The Incredibles (2004) $631 million

Box Office Totals based on media reports and are NOT adjusted for inflation.

As we conclude this cinematic odyssey through the top 50 Disney movies ranked by box office results, it’s evident that the allure of these films extends far beyond financial success. Disney has mastered the art of crafting narratives that transcend time and cultural boundaries, creating stories that touch the hearts of people young and old. The journey through this list has reminded us of the joy of experiencing the world through the eyes of a child, the power of friendship and love, and the importance of believing in the extraordinary.

From the classic fairy tales that laid the foundation to the modern blockbusters that redefine animation, each movie represents a unique chapter in Disney’s storied history. As the studio continues to innovate and captivate new generations, one thing remains constant: the enduring magic of storytelling. These movies remind us that amidst the challenges and complexities of life, a little sprinkle of pixie dust in the form of an animated adventure can provide solace, inspiration, and a reason to dream.

So whether you’re belting out tunes with a mermaid under the sea, embarking on a quest with a young lion prince, or exploring the cosmos with a spacefaring explorer, these films have etched themselves into the tapestry of popular culture. They are a testament to the timeless power of imagination, reminding us that as long as there are stories to tell and dreams to share, the magic of Disney will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who believe in the extraordinary.

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other site isDMR.