Cars 2″ led domestic animation grosses in 2011

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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.

Another sequel, Dream­Works Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2, was 13th with $165.2 mil­lion. Puss In Boots was 15th with $143.9 million.

In close 16th and 17th places, respec­tively, were Fox’s Rio ($143.6 mil­lion) and Sony’s partly ani­mated The Smurfs ($142.6 mil­lion). Rango placed 19th with $123.3 million.

Universal’s partly computer-animated Hop was 22nd with $108.1 mil­lion. Disney’s Gnomeo & Juliet (No. 28) col­lected just under $100 million.

The 3-D re-release of Disney’s 1994 The Lion King made $94.2 mil­lion for 31st place. Also a Dis­ney release, the partly ani­mated The Mup­pets made $78.9 mil­lion for 38th place.

Released just under two weeks ago, Fox’s Alvin and the Chip­munks: Chip-Wrecked stands at 46th with $69.8 mil­lion. The Warner Bros. flop Happy Feet Two was 50th with $60.3 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.

Over­seas, Kung Fu Panda 2 was the most suc­cess­ful ani­mated film at the box office, mak­ing $500.4 mil­lion to place fourth. In fifth place, The Smurfs made $419.9 million.

Cars 2 was eighth abroad ($360.4 mil­lion), while Rio came ninth ($341 million).

Puss In Boots was 13th ($247.4 mil­lion). In the next spot was The Adven­tures Of Tintin ($239.1 mil­lion).

The 25th spot went to Rango, which made $121.9 mil­lion. Gnomeo and Juliet was 37th with an even $94 mil­lion; Arthur Christ­mas was 40th with $90 million.

Hop was 49th with $75.9 mil­lion, and the 3D The Lion King was 52th with $69.6 mil­lion. Warner Bros. dog Happy Feet Two was in 58th place with $61.5 million.

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.

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