Top 10 Highest Grossing Chinese Animated Movies

In recent years, China saw a big boom in animated films. All these movies become the most successful at domestic box-office. Below is a list of the top 10 Chinese animated movies with highest box office.

#1. Monkey King: Hero Is Back 西游记之大圣归来 (2015)

the monkey king hero is back

Monkey King: Hero Is Back is a 2015 Chinese cartoon film directed by Tian Xiaopeng. The movie is the highest-grossing Chinese animated film with 955 millions gross income. The film is well received by Chinese movie lovers rates 8.3 of 10 on Douban, one of the biggest Chinese movie review sites.

#2. 熊出没之雪岭熊风 Boonie Bears: Mystical Winter (2015)

Boonie Bears Mystical Winter

Boonie Bears: Mystical Winter is a 2015 Chinese animated film directed by Ding Liang and Liu Fuyuan. This is the second film of “Boonie Bears” series movies, the film tells the story of a bear which saves everyone in the snow disaster. The film took RMB295 million at the box office.

#3. 熊出没之熊心归来 Boonie Bears III (2016)

Boonie Bears III

Boonie Bears III is the third film of “Boonie Bears” series movies. In the film the bear Briar (熊大) is washed away by mudslides and is rescued and by a circus, he becomes a big circus star and starts his new life, but he has to find the secrets behind the the circus and the mysterious disappearance of the animals in forest. So far the films have grossed more than RMB284 million.

#4. 熊出没之夺宝熊兵 Boonie Bears, to the Rescue! (2014)

Boonie Bears, to the RescueBoonie Bears: To the Rescue is a 2014 Chinese cartoon comedy film,which is based on the cartoon tv series Boonie Bears. It grossed CN¥ 246 million at box office.

#5. Mission Incredible: Adventures On The Dragon’s Trail 喜羊羊与灰太狼之开心闯龙年 (2012)

Mission Incredible-Adventures On The Dragon's TrailThe film is a 2012 Chinese cartoon movie based on the animated TV series Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf. The film grossed 165 million Yuan on mainland China.

#6. Moon Castle: The Space Adventure 喜羊羊与灰太狼之兔年顶呱呱 (2011)

Moon Castle The Space AdventureMoon Castle: The Space Adventure is 2011 animated film. This is the third film of the Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf series movies. The film grossed over 150 million Yuan in mainland China.

#7. Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf Full of vigor 喜羊羊与灰太狼之虎虎生威 (2010)

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf Full of vigorPleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf Full of Vigor is the second movie of the “Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf” movie series. The movie earned more than 128 million Yuan in mainland China.

#8. Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: The Super Snail Adventure 喜羊羊与灰太狼之牛气冲天 (2009)

The Super Snail AdventureIn 2009, the first Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf movie — The Super Snail Adventure — grossed 90 million at box office, breaking the domestic box-office record for a Chinese animated film.

#9. McDull, Kung Fu Kindergarten 麦兜响当当 (2009)

McDull, Kung Fu KindergartenMcDull, Kung Fu Kindergarten is a 2009 Chinese eanimated film. The film tells the story that happens when the piglet named McDull enters a kung Fu academy. The film took in over 75 million Yuan in ticket sales.

#10. I Love Wolffy 喜羊羊真人动画—我爱灰太狼 (2012)

I Love WolffyThis movie is based on the popular China cartoon tv series Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf. It made over 72 million Yuan at the box office.

#11. The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven 3D 大闹天宫3D (2012)

Monkey-King-3DThis film is actually a remake of the 1961 Wan Laiming’s cartoon masterpiece of the same name. The story is based on the first seven chapters of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. The animation film was a commercial success with the box office grossing more than 490 million Yuan.

#12. McDull: The Pork of Music 麦兜当当伴我心 (2012)

McDull The Pork of MusicMcDull: The Pork of Music is an animated comedy film directed by Brian Tse. The film revived around 48 million Yuan at box office in mainland China.

#13. Little Big Panda 熊猫总动员 (2011)

Little Big PandaThis film is focused ona little Giant Panda namedManchu, who’s rejected by his tribe because of his hare-brained ideas. In his adventure journey in the jungle he acquires self-confidence and makes new friends. The film grossed more than 47 million Yuan in the mainland China.

#14. SEER 赛尔号之寻找凤凰神兽 (2011)

seerSEER is an animation film adapted from an online video game. The film made over 44 million at box office.

2 Responses

  1. Ana says:

    How come the majority of the films are from the pleasant goat?

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