Pixar-Disney’s sequel “Cars 2″ was the seventh most successful movie at the North American box office — and the only animated film in the top 10 — according to Box Office Mojo, an online movie publication and box office reporting service.
Cars 2 grossed a total of $191.5 million, slightly more than half that of the live-action Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which led the United States and Canadian box office at $381 million.
In 64th place, Sony/Aardman Animation’s Arthur Christmas has made $44.1 million since its November 23 release.
A late starter in North America (released December 21), Paramount’s The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn is 93th with $31.7 million. In 99th place is Disney’s Winnie The Pooh ($26.7 million).
Animated films fared much better abroad than in North America.
The Japanese animated release Gekijouban Pokketo monsutâ Besuto wisshu: Pikutini to kuroku eiyuu Zekuromu (Pokemon: Best Wishes) was 68th ($53 million). The animated drama Kokuriko-zaka kara (From Up On Puppy Hill) was 69th ($52.1 million). Yet another anime, Meitantei Conan: Chinmoku no kuôtâ (Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence), was 83th with $42 million.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was 84th with $41.3 million.