Pixar Movies vs DreamWorks Movies

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Want to know the best Pixar Movies and DreamWorks movies?  How about the worst Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies?  Curious about Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies box office grosses or which Pixar Movie and DreamWorks Movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which one got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place …. because we have all of that information and much more.

Over the last 20 years Pixar and DreamWorks have been the leaders in computer animated movies. Pixar started the whole computer animated movie business with their ground breaking movie 1995’s Toy Story. Since 1995 they have released 16 movies and they all have been hits and almost all of them were critical hits as well. DreamWorks entered computer animated movie business with 1998’s Antz. Since 1998 they have released 25 computer animated movies.

On the critical side of things, they have played second fiddle to Pixar, but they have done much better on the box office side of things. Their Shrek series is one of the biggest box franchises ever. Shrek 2 is the highest grossing animated movie ever when looking at adjusted for inflation box office numbers. This page will rank 46 Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information.

The Toy Story gang has a 4th movie coming out in 2017.

The Toy Story gang has a 4th movie coming out in 2017.

Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies Can Be Ranked 7 Ways In The Table Below

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies by which company produced the movie
  • Sort Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies by the stars of the movies
  • Sort Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies by adjusted worldwide box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies by yearly box office rank
  • Sort Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies by critic reviews and audiences voting.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Pixar Movie and DreamWorks Movie received.
  • Sort Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.  The ceiling to earn points for box office is $200 million…once a movie passes that mark it stops earning points in that category.
  • You can use the search and sort buttons to make this table very interactive.
  •  Yellow HiLite means movie is still earning points
RankMovie (Year)/Pixar or DreamWksUMR Star LinksAdj. B.O. Domestic (mils.)Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mils.)Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Toy Story 3 (2010) PixarTom Hanks & Don Rickles$443.40$1136.301st of 201091.7%05 / 0280.78
Up (2009) PixarEd Asner & Christopher Plummer$329.30$821.905th of 200990.7%05 / 0279.06
WALL·E (2008) PixarJeff Garlin & Fred Willard$262.80$612.005th of 200890.5%06 / 0176.54
The Incredibles (2004) PixarHolly Hunter & Samuel L. Jackson$354.90$857.305th of 200489.0%04 / 0276.25
Finding Nemo (2003) PixarAlbert Brooks & Ellen DeGeneres$474.90$1230.801st of 200390.0%04 / 0176.12
Inside Out (2015) PixarAmy Poehler$356.50$856.504th of 201593.0%02 / 0175.61
Toy Story (1995) PixarTom Hanks & Tim Allen$371.70$701.401st in 199591.0%03 / 0075.59
Ratatouille (2007) PixarPatton Oswalt & Peter O'Toole$253.00$764.6011th of 200788.5%05 / 0175.20
Toy Story 2 (1999) PixarTom Hanks & Joan Cusack$409.60$808.403rd in 199990.0%01 / 0074.95
Monsters Inc. (2001) PixarJohn Goodman & James Coburn$381.80$789.104th of 200187.5%04 / 0174.32
How To Train Your Dragon (2010) DreamWksJay Baruchel & Gerard Butler$232.50$528.609th of 201090.0%02 / 0074.10
Shrek (2001) DreamWksMike Myers & Eddie Murphy$399.40$723.304th of 200184.5%02 / 0172.73
Finding Dory (2016) PixarEllen DeGeneres & Albert Brooks$486.29$1028.051st of 201684.0%00 / 0070.48
Shrek 2 (2004) DreamWksMike Myers & Julie Andrews$599.00$1249.401st of 200482.0%02 / 0070.34
Kung Fu Panda (2008) DreamWksJack Black & Dustin Hoffman$252.90$741.806th of 200882.5%01 / 0070.18
A Bug's Life (1998) PixarKevin Spacey & Dave Foley$292.60$653.304th of 199882.0%01 / 0069.94
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) DreamWksGerard Butler & Cate Blanchett$182.60$639.0017th of 201487.0%01 / 0069.68
Brave (2012) PixarEmma Thompson$251.30$570.708th of 201276.0%01 / 0167.72
Monsters University (2013) PixarBilly Crystal & John Goodman$278.40$770.506th of 201377.5%00 / 0067.42
Cars (2006) PixarOwen Wilson & Paul Newman$312.70$591.803rd of 200674.0%02 / 0066.58
Antz (1998) DreamWksSylvester Stallone & Gene Hackman$163.10$309.3021st of 199886.0%00 / 0065.88
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) DreamWksJack Black & Angelina Jolie$175.70$707.2015th of 201182.0%01 / 0065.79
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) DreamWksBen Stiller & Jessica Chastain$229.20$785.7010th of 201274.0%00 / 0065.78
Over the Hedge (2006) DreamWksBruce Willis & Steve Carell$198.60$430.7011th of 200672.0%00 / 0064.13
Monsters vs Aliens (2009) DreamWksReese Withersoon & Paul Rudd$222.90$428.3011th of 200969.5%00 / 0063.66
The Croods (2013) DreamWksNicolas Cage & Ryan Reynolds$194.10$608.7014th of 201370.0%01 / 0063.42
MegaMind (2010) DreamWksWill Farrell & Brad Pitt$158.60$344.0017th of 201082.0%00 / 0063.33
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) DreamWksBen Stiller & Chris Rock$211.30$709.008th of 200866.0%00 / 0062.02
Puss in Boots (2011) DreamWksAntonio Banderas$158.70$590.1016th of 201176.5%01 / 0061.16
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) DreamWksJack Black & Dustin Hoffman$143.52$519.7520th of 201681.5%00 / 0060.81
Trolls (2016) DreamWorksJustin Timberlake & Anna Kendrick$153.70$344.0718th of 201677.0%01 / 0160.74
Shrek Forever After (2010) DreamWksMike Myers & Eddie Murphy$255.10$804.205th of 201062.5%00 / 0060.38
Cars 3 (2017) Pixar Early Reviews & B.O. ForecastOwen Wilson$170.00$505.00Too Soon For Ranking70.0%00 / 0059.25
Madagascar (2005) DreamWksBen Stiller & Chris Rock$255.00$701.409th of 200561.0%00 / 0059.17
The Boss Baby (2017) DreamWorksAlec Baldwin$172.16$486.20Too Soon For Ranking62.5%00 / 0056.07
Cars 2 (2011) PixarOwen Wilson & Michael Caine$203.50$595.208th of 201152.0%00 / 0055.44
Shrek the Third (2007) DreamWksMike Myers & Cameron Diaz$395.40$978.804th of 200751.0%00 / 0054.97
Home (2015) DreamWksJim Parsons & Steve Martin$177.40$385.2014th of 201558.0%00 / 0054.87
The Good Dinosaur (2015) PixarFrances McDormand$123.10$329.1026th of 201574.0%00 / 0053.74
Shark Tale (2004) DreamWksRobert DeNiro & Will Smith$218.40$498.2011th of 200447.5%01 / 0053.72
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) DreamWksTy Burrell$115.10$281.5027th of 201473.5%00 / 0052.30
Rise of the Guardians (2012) DreamWksHugh Jackman & Chris Pine$109.50$322.0025th of 201274.0%00 / 0051.45
Bee Movie (2007) DreamWksJerry Seinfeld & John Goodman$155.20$352.4020th of 200757.0%00 / 0050.57
Penguins of Madgascar (2014) DreamWksJohn Malkovich$85.70$379.4043rd of 201471.5%00 / 0046.96
Flushed Away (2006) DreamWksHugh Jackman & Kate Winslet$82.80$227.6028th of 200671.0%00 / 0046.12
Turbo (2013) DreamWksRyan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson$86.10$292.5034th of 201365.5%00 / 0044.03

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies Table

1. 41 Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies have crossed the magical $100 million mark.  That is a percentage of 89.13% of the Disney Animated movies listed. Shrek 2 (2004) is the biggest box office hit when looking at domestic box office grosses.

2. An average Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies grosses $250.80 million in adjusted domestic box office gross.

3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  41 Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies are rated as good movies…or 89.13% of movies listed.  Inside Out (2015) is the highest rated movie while Shark Tale (2004) is the lowest rated movie.

4. 23 Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 50.00% of the movies listed.

5. 11 Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 23.91% of her movies.

6.  An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 46 Pixar Movies and DreamWorks Movies scored higher that average….or 100.00% movies listed.  Toy Story 3 (2010) got the the highest UMR Score while Turbo (2013) got the lowest UMR Score.

One of the many classic Pixar movies....2003's Finding Nemo.

One of the many classic Pixar movies….2003’s Finding Nemo.

Pixar Computer Animated Movies vs DreamWorks Animated Movies: A Head to Head matchup.

  • Column One is the Company That Produced the Movies
  • Column Two is How Many Movies The Company Produced
  • Column Three is How Many Movies Opened #1 At The Box Office
  • Column Four is Average Adjusted Domestic Gross Per Movie
  • Column Five is Average Adjusted Worldwide Gross Per Movie
  • Column Six is Average Critic/Audience Rating Per Movie
  • Column Seven is Total Number of Oscar® Nominations an Oscar® Wins per company.
  • Column Eight is Average Ultimate Movie Rankings Score Per Movie
 CompanyMoviesNumber 1 OpeningsDomestic Box Office Worldwide Box OfficeCritic Audience RatingOscar Noms / WinsUltimate Movie Ranking Score
Pixar1816$319.70$632.9083.40%43 / 1271.82
DreamWorks2818$209.09$570.1072.40%13 / 0260.31
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  1. 1 Though usually they are well made and earn piles of money I am not a big fan of computer-animated movies to which major stars lend just their voices and I thought it was very sad that Paul Newman who had a great physical screen presence and gave powerhouse performances in films like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler and The Verdict should perform his virtual swan song as the voice of a car in the 2006 Cars and I see that the producers have compounded the situation by dragging Paul’s voice out of the archives for the latest Cars movie.

    2 Thankfully after a voice outing in the 2011 Cars 2 Sir Maurice Micklewhite redeemed himself with another turn as the wonderful Alfred in The Dark Knight Rises and especially with an excellent performance in the 2015 art house type movie Youth.

    3 Anyway I always have a keen statistical interest in even franchises that aren’t to my artistic taste and I am therefore appreciative of the Work Horse’s efforts to keep us up to date on the latest developments relating to key movie franchises.

  2. A lot movies gets hundredmilionsplus more moviesboxoffice get 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 milionplus notmuch movies get bilionsplus

    1. Hey Michelle….yep a billion is rare air to be in for movies….but it seems to be getting easier every year to reach that level…massive ticket prices help out a lot.

    1. Hey Michelle….love a movie buff finding our page….lots of stats here…..and we do requests…..just let us know what you are interested in seeing.

    1. Hey Randy….you are 100% correct…..I should probably keep my most viewed page updated more….will fix that right now. Thanks for the heads-up.

        1. Hey Michelle….you are correct…Trolls has over $300 million…..and I just updated that page….thanks for the headsup…..as for Brave…it is listed at $540 actual worldwide at Box Office Mojo.

      1. Hey Michelle….yep Finding Dory is one of three movies to reach 1 billion in worldwide this year….I wonder if Rogue One can make it 4? Thanks for the visit.

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