Lions, dwarfs, clownfish and monsters! These are just a few of the main characters in the movies featured on this list. G-rated movies have been a mainstay of cinema, and to this day, they still earn millions — or even billions — of dollars at the box office. So which ones have earned the most in 2019 dollars?
There’s some difficulty coming up with definitive data for these movies. Where data is available from Box Office Mojo, we converted all gross earnings into 2019 dollars and added them together (for example, “Finding Nemo” made $339.7 million domestically in 2003 dollars, but then made $41.1 million in 2012 for a re-release. Both figures were then adjusted for inflation and added for the final tally.) This method is mostly important for older movies, which often had several box office openings that could span decades.
Additionally, it’s practically impossible to convert international gross accurately for some movies. For example, according to Box Office Mojo, 1942’s “Bambi” made a total of $165 million overseas. But there’s no way of knowing how much of that $165 million was made from 1942 or 1993, from when the movie first aired in London to when the movie was last re-released in Australia.
Regardless, these 16 rated-G movies have assuredly made hundreds of millions, or even billions, of dollars. Did your favorite make the list?