Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Is No. 1 Animated Pic of 2012

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Brave, Disney/Pixar’s charming tale of a bold Scottish princess, took the crown as the best-selling animated movie of 2012. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the movie landed at No. 7 on the total U.S. box office with over $237 million gross (as of 12/27/2012) and $545.4 million worldwide cume. DreamWorks’ Madagascar 3, Universal/Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph and Fox/Blue Sky’s Ice Age: Continental Drift round up the top five list.

Here are the complete U.S. animation and vfx top-10 movie lists for 2012:

Animated Features

Rank – Title (Studio) Domestic Gross
1. Brave (Disney) $237,236,938
2. Madagascar 3 (DreamWorks/Paramount) $216,391,482
3. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Universal) $214,030,500
4. Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) $173,650,119
5. Ice Age: Continental Drift (Fox) $161,088,576
6. Hotel Transylvania (Sony) $143,923,820
7. Rise of the Guardians (DreamWorks/Paramount) $85,459,000
8. ParaNorman (Focus) $55,985,677
9. Beauty and the Beast 3D (Disney) $47,617,067
10. Finding Nemo 3D (Disney) $41,001,196

Visual Effects Features

Rank – Title (Studio) Domestic Gross
1. Marvel’s The Avengers (Disney) $623,357,910
2. The Dark Knight Rises (Warner) $448,139,099
3. The Hunger Games (Lions Gate) $408,010,692
4. Skyfall (Sony) $285,025,000
5. Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Summit) $283,679,776
6. The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony) $262,030,663
7. Ted (Universal) $218,665,740
8. MIB 3 (Sony) $179,020,854
9. The Hobbit (Warner Bros) $189,783,000
10. Snow White & the Huntsman (Universal) $155,136,755

Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com * as of 12/27/2012

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