Below is a list of the domestic opening weekend for Pixar movies from highest to lowest (there are 3 movies that do not have opening weekend statistics: Turning Red, Luca & Soul) .
1. The Incredibles 2 (2018) – $182.7 million
In 2018, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures published Incredibles 2, an American computer-animated superhero film.
It’s the second feature-length film in the Incredibles franchise, and it’s written and directed by Brad Bird. Furthermore, at 1 hour, 57 minutes, 47 seconds, Incredibles 2 is the longest running film ever.
2. Finding Dory (2016) – $135.1 million
The 2016 American CGI comedy-drama-adventure film Finding Dory was created by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
3. Toy Story 4 (2019) – $120.9 million
In 2019, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Toy Story 4, an American computer-animated comedy-drama film. It’s the sequel to Toy Story 3 from 2010, making it the fourth film in the Toy Story franchise by Pixar.
4. Toy Story 3 (2010) – $110.3 million
In 2010, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Toy Story 3, an American computer-animated comedy-drama film. It’s the follow-up to 1999’s Toy Story 2, making it the third film in the franchise.
5. Inside Out (2015) – $90.4 million
The American computer-animated film Inside Out (2015) was directed by Pete Docter and written by him, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley.
6. Monsters University (2013) – $82.4 million
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios collaborated in 2013 to create the American computer-animated monster comedy film Monsters University, which was released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Only this film, a precursor to Monsters, Inc. (2001), was ever made by Pixar. It’s the first movie from Pixar to balance CGI with live-action sequences.
7. Finding Nemo (2003) – $70.6 million
In 2003, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Finding Nemo, an American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film.
8. The Incredibles (2004) – $70.7million
In 2004, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released the American computer-animated superhero picture The Incredibles.
9. Up (2009) – $68.2 million
Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Up in the United States in 2009.
10. Brave (2012) – $66.3 million
The American computer-animated fantasy film Brave was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2012.
11. Cars 2 (2011) – $66.1 million
In 2011, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars 2, an American computer-animated spy comedy film. The 12th Disney animated feature, it is the sequel to the second film in the Cars franchise, Cars (2006).
12. Wall-E (2008) – $63.1 million
The 2008 American computer-animated science fiction romance film WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALLE) was created by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
13. Monsters, Inc (2001) – $62.6 million
The American computer-animated comedy picture Monsters, Inc. (or Monsters, Incorporated) was created by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2001.
14. Cars (2006) – $60 million
In 2006, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars, an American computer-animated sports comedy film.
Before Disney acquired Pixar in January 2006, this movie was the studio’s last original production.
15. Cars 3 (2017) – $53.6 million
In 2017, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars 3, an American computer-animated sports comedy-adventure film. The third film in the Cars franchise and the sequel to 2011’s Cars 2. Before its June 16 theatrical release in the United States, Cars 3 was previewed for the NASCAR industry on May 23 in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
16. Lightyear (2022) – $50.5 million
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios co-produced and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed the American computer-animated science fiction action adventure film Lightyear in 2022.
Although it is a spin-off of the Toy Story franchise, this film does not take place in the same fictitious universe as the main Toy Story movies; rather, it is portrayed as a film that some of the characters in those movies have watched.
17. Coco (2017) – $50 million
In 2017, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Coco, a computer-animated fantasy film set in the United States.
18. Ratatouille (2007) – $47.2 million
The American computer-animated comedy-drama film Ratatouille was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2007 and was created by Pixar Animation Studios.
Brad Bird, who took over for Jan Pinkava in 2005, wrote and directed the picture; Brad Lewis produced it; and Pinkava is credited with coming up with the film’s story along with Bird and Jim Capobianco.
19. The Good Dinosaur (2015) – $39.2 million
In 2015, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures collaborated to create The Good Dinosaur, an American computer-animated adventure film.
20. Onward (2020) – $39.1 million
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios present an original story for “Onward,” an upcoming American computer-animated urban fantasy adventure film scheduled for release in 2020.
21. Elemental (2023) – $29.5 million
Since 2015’s Inside Out, Pixar audiences of all ages have come to expect original tales about self-love, courage, empathy, and pursuing one’s dreams.
The new studio picture “Elemental” is making waves with its message of solidarity in the face of difference and hopes to continue that trend.
In this feel-good story, both the protagonist and the antagonist get into significant danger as they attempt to put their difficulties behind them.
Directed By: Peter Sohn
Starring: Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Mason Wertheimer, Joe Pera, Matt Yang King
22. Toy Story (1995) – $29.1 million
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by John Lasseter (in his feature directorial debut). Toy Story was the debut feature film by Pixar and the first of its kind to be totally computer-animated.
In addition, at 1 hour, 21 minutes and 6 seconds, Toy Story (1995) is the shortest running film ever.
23. Toy Story 2 (1999) – $300 thousand
Toy Story 2 is a computer-animated American film released in 1999 by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios.
24. A Bug’s Life (1998) – $291 thounsand
As Pixar’s second full-length picture for Walt Disney Pictures after Toy Story (1995), A Bug’s Life is a computer-animated comedy film that was released in 1998.