Due out in theaters Dec. 21, “Sing” is brought to life by an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson. In the highly anticipated movie, a koala named Buster Moon has one last chance to save his beloved theater by producing the world’s greatest singing competition — which brings together a wily cast of characters.
Following major box-office hits like “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions,” Universal Pictures’ Illumination is sure to rake in some serious cash with “Sing.” See how the movie is expected to stack up by checking out the top-grossing animated movies of all time.
15. ‘The Incredibles’: $633.02 Million
Disney Pixar knocked it out of the park with “The Incredibles” in 2004, grossing more than $633 million worldwide.
Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson and Holly Hunter tell the story of a family of undercover superheroes, who are forced into action to save the world while trying to live a quiet life in the suburbs. Mr. Incredible is summoned to an island to battle an out-of-control robot, but when he gets into trouble, it’s up to his family to save him.
14. ‘Up’: $735.1 Million
Disney established its reign as king of animated flicks with 2009’s “Up,” after it raked in more than $735 million worldwide.
The movie follows the story of Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, who flies away to the South American wilderness by tying thousands of balloons to his house. Unbeknownst to Carl, his trip is interrupted by an 8-year-old stowaway named Russell, who becomes his unlikely travel companion.
13. ‘Monsters University’: $744.23 Million
Disney Pixar proved to be a force to reckoned with 2013’s “Monsters University,” stacking up more than $744 million worldwide.
The hilarious tale chronicles the rocky relationship between Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) as they study to become Scarers at Monsters University. But, trouble strikes early on as the pair’s competitive spirit gets them kicked out of the MU’s Scare Program. With their dreams dashed, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to get back on track.
12. ‘Inside Out’: $857.61 Million
Disney Pixar reigned supreme yet again with 2015’s “Inside Out,” grossing more than $857 million worldwide.
After 11-year-old Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is uprooted from her Midwestern life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions — led by Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) — are brought to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are swept away into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.
11. ‘The Secret Life of Pets’: $875.07 Million
Universal Pictures gave Disney a run for its money with 2016’s “The Secret Life of Pets,” which earned more than $875 million worldwide.
The fun flick follows Max (Louis C.K.), a spoiled terrier that is terrorized when his owner adopts a stray dog named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The dynamic duo ends up in a truck that is heading to the pound — until they’re saved by a rebellious bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart). In exchange for their safety, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who have wronged them.
10. ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’: $886.69 Million
Following 20th Century Fox’s success with the first two installments of the “Ice Age” series, 2009’s “Dawn of the Dinosaurs” soared to the top of the box office, bringing in more than $886 million worldwide.
John Leguizamo returns as the voice of Sid, who gets abducted by a female Tyrannosaurus after he tries to steal three of her eggs. His friends, voiced by Ray Romano and Denis Leary, try to rescue him from the lost world inhabited by dinosaurs beneath the ice.
9. ‘Shrek 2’: $919.84 Million
Not to be outdone, DreamWorks Animation picked up more than $919 million worldwide with 2004’s “Shrek 2.”
The film picks up right where the first movie left off with Shrek (Mike Myers) and Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) returning home from their honeymoon. The newlyweds find a letter from Fiona’s parents inviting them over for dinner. The big problem? Fiona’s folks have no idea that their daughter is now an ogre.
8. ‘Finding Nemo’: $940.33 Million
Pixar continued to dominate the competition with 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” raking in more than $940 million worldwide.
Voiced by Alexander Gould, adventurous clownfish Nemo is taken from his home in the Great Barrier Reef and brought to Sydney to live in a dentist’s office aquarium. It’s up to his father Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his forgetful pal Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to bring Nemo home.
7. ‘The Lion King’: $968.48 Million
Disney paved the way for animated movies with 1994’s “The Lion King,” grossing more than $968 million worldwide.
The classic coming-of-age film follows Simba (Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas), a lion cub who can’t wait to be king, as he searches for his destiny in the “Circle of Life.” His adventure proves to be dangerous as his uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons) plots to kill him and his father, Mufasa, to become king.
6. ‘Despicable Me 2’: $970.76 Million
Following the mega-success of the first film in the franchise, Universal Pictures’ Illumination hit another home run with 2013’s “Despicable Me 2,” picking up more than $970 million worldwide.
Now that superhero turned super dad, Gru (Steve Carell), is focusing on his kids Margo, Agnes and Edith, he is called back into action by the Anti-Villain League — an organization dedicated to fighting evil.
5. ‘Zootopia’: $1.02 Billion
After a slew of successful franchises, Disney topped the charts with 2016’s “Zootopia,” raking in more than $1 billion worldwide.
The flick chronicles the city of Zootopia, a mammal metropolis filled with furry friends of all shapes and sizes. Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, but she quickly learns that it’s hard to solve a tough case when she’s forced to work with a wily fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).
4. ‘Finding Dory’: $1.03 Billion
Another in the popular movie franchise “Finding Nemo,” Pixar capitalized on its massive popularity with 2016’s “Finding Dory,” which earned more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office.
Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a blue tang fish that suffers from memory loss every ten seconds, desperately wants to find her parents. So, she embarks on an epic adventure to find her roots with the help of Nemo and Marlin.
3. ‘Toy Story 3’: $1.07 Billion
Pixar earned even more accolades for the third installment of the “Toy Story” franchise, bringing in more than $1 billion worldwide in 2010 with “Toy Story 3.”
With Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and the rest of the toys end up in the trash, instead of stashed in the attic. After Woody saves his pals, he ends up being donated a daycare center. When the kids don’t play nice, Woody and the gang make plans for a big escape.
2. ‘Minions’: $1.16 Billion
Following the success of the “Despicable Me” franchise, Universal Pictures’ Illumination continued its reign with 2015’s “Minions,” collecting more than $1.1 billion worldwide.
After the Minions are left without someone to serve, Kevin has a plan to find a new evil boss — with the help of his pals, Stuart and Bob. The trio embarks on an epic journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain.
1. ‘Frozen’: $1.28 Billion
Disney secured its spot at the top with 2013’s “Frozen,” earning a whopping $1.2 billion worldwide.
When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his playful reindeer to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell.
All box office earnings are worldwide grosses according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.